A SEARCH FOR INTERPRETATION AND UNDERSTANDING

Consumer Studies in Design Research

Tutkimustuotos: Kirja/raporttiTutkimusraporttiAmmatillinen

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The field of consumer studies is extensive. It is the study of the processes involved when individuals or groups select, purchase, use, or dispose of products, services, ideas or experiences to satisfy various needs and desires. The items consumed can include basically anything from products to services offered in the markets. As a discipline, consumer studies is a complex field connecting various methods, approaches and materials of data for studying diverse situations and dynamics incorporated in the processes of consumer behaviour and consumer agency (consumerism). The situation is the same in most contemporary design research, but are there any connections between consumer studies and the field of design research? The purpose of this paper is to present the development of consumer studies from the 1960s "consumer behaviour research" to the 1980s "consumer research" and furthermore to the "consumer culture" approaches in the 1990s. The empirical part of this paper includes a literature review concerning consumer studies in design journals. As a result a categorisation of consumer studies applied in design journals is introduced. It is argued that design researchers actively take part in discussions concerning consumption and consumer studies.
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JulkaisupaikkaHelsinki
KustantajaHelsingin yliopisto, Taloustieteen laitos
Sivumäärä24
TilaJulkaistu - 2010
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NimiUniversity of Helsinki Department of Economics and Management Discussion Papers
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Ryynänen, T. (2010). A SEARCH FOR INTERPRETATION AND UNDERSTANDING: Consumer Studies in Design Research. (University of Helsinki Department of Economics and Management Discussion Papers; Nro 49). Helsinki: Helsingin yliopisto, Taloustieteen laitos.
Ryynänen, Toni. / A SEARCH FOR INTERPRETATION AND UNDERSTANDING : Consumer Studies in Design Research. Helsinki : Helsingin yliopisto, Taloustieteen laitos, 2010. 24 Sivumäärä (University of Helsinki Department of Economics and Management Discussion Papers; 49).
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