Bio-designers are exploring how living organisms can become vital aspects of the design and use of an artefact. These new living artefacts have qualities, needs, design opportunities and relationships with the user that differ from nonliving artefacts. To design for user acceptance of living artefacts into daily life, designers must develop an understanding for why a user wishes to live with living artefacts. This starts with an understanding of why humans have been living with other living beings throughout history. These reasons have been examined through a semi-systematic review of literature across diverse research fields. Qualitative thematic analysis suggests that the benefits of Biophilia, Care and Meaning and those of Performing tasks, Source of material and Knowledge & skill, are essential to why humans live with other living beings. Based on these six concepts, eight design guidelines are proposed for designing user acceptance of living artefacts into daily life.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the Design Research Society Conference 2022|
|Subtitle of host publication||DRS2022|
|Publication status||Published - 2022|
- Design guidelines
- User acceptance
- Living products