Stirring Appetites in Design: A user Centered Product Design Approach to Improve Environmental Health in Remote Indigenous Communities in Australia

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dc.contributor.author Tietz, Christian en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-16T04:58:30Z
dc.date.available 2010-06-16T04:58:30Z
dc.date.issued 2009 en_US
dc.identifier 2008008421 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Tietz Christian 2009, 'Stirring Appetites in Design: A user Centered Product Design Approach to Improve Environmental Health in Remote Indigenous Communities in Australia', Common Ground Publishing Pty Ltd, vol. 3, no. 5, pp. 105-119. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1833-1874 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/11823
dc.description.abstract A case study uncovering the impact of use patterns of electric domestic indoor cook stoves leading to a user centered product design approach towards improving nutrition in Australian Indigenous Communities. Presentation describes the research methods used to identify and uncover patterns of electric domestic indoor cook stove use and the resulting stove life expectancy in remote Indigenous communities. It highlights in detail user interactions with the appliances and identifies use, user and design assumptions being made when designing, specifying, ordering and installing mainstream appliances into non-mainstream environments. The level of infrastructure quality and maintenance & repair support play an important role in influencing the performance delivery and lifespan of the product, in at times in unexpected ways. The relationship and interplay between use, environment and product performance is presented as a vital, important consideration in the design process. The discrepancy of expected versus actual product performance can in these cases have a direct impact on the users lifestyle and health that might not be apparent in a more conventional urban domestic setting. Currently this results in a 17 year gap in life expectancy between the average Australian and the Indigenous population (Dart 2008). This highlights the important role design can play in the delivery of improved environmental heath outcomes, in this case improving nutrition. The more remote the location, the more mission critical the design becomes in supporting a healthy lifestyle. en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.publisher Common Ground Publishing Pty Ltd en_US
dc.rights Copyright belongs to Common Ground Publishing. Must ask Publisher (Common Ground) permission to reproduce this article. en_US
dc.rights Copyright belongs to Common Ground Publishing. Must ask Publisher (Common Ground) permission to reproduce this article. en_US
dc.title Stirring Appetites in Design: A user Centered Product Design Approach to Improve Environmental Health in Remote Indigenous Communities in Australia en_US
dc.parent Design Principles and Practices: An International Journal en_US
dc.journal.volume 3 en_US
dc.journal.number 5 en_US
dc.publocation Melbourne, Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 105 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 119 en_US
dc.cauo.name DAB.Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 120100 en_US
dc.personcode 87715233 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Architecture en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords User Centred Product Design, Use Patterns, Indigenous Environmental Health, Design led Field Research, Cross Cultural Design, Niche Markets, Remote Australia en_US
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