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Art therapy techniques as a novel creative method for exploring design for home happiness

Corrigan-Kavanagh, Emily and Escobar-Tello, Carolina (2019) Art therapy techniques as a novel creative method for exploring design for home happiness Journal of Design Research, 16 (3/4).

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Abstract

Home can play a central role in influencing societal practices, being, among other conceptualisations, a social system supportive of basic and psychological needs. Art therapy techniques can be used for exploring home happiness from this perspective. They appear to enable the identification of systemic facilitators of happy home moments, informing design opportunities. This paper discusses art therapy techniques as a new tailored creative method for exploring this within design research. It begins by describing relevant home and happiness concepts, art therapy techniques and similar creative methods. This is followed by an explanation of how art therapy approaches were used to examine practices for home happiness. Subsequently, research results are highlighted, such as how 'design for home happiness' can create applicable design products and services. Finally, implications of employing art therapy techniques in 'designing for home happiness' are suggested.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Music and Media
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Corrigan-Kavanagh, Emilye.corrigandoyle@surrey.ac.uk
Escobar-Tello, Carolina
Date : 24 April 2019
DOI : 10.1504/JDR.2018.099533
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2019 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.
Uncontrolled Keywords : Art therapy techniques; Design tools; Research methods; Home; Designing for home happiness; Creative methods
Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 02 Jul 2019 07:57
Last Modified : 22 Oct 2019 11:30
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/852197

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