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Jekaterina Suharenko

  • Faculty of Design
  • Inter­action Design
  • MA
  • Conversations with the Water: Experiencing Life-Centered Design
  • Tutor: Nesli Hazal Akbulut
  • digital
  • endless

The subject of my work would be enabling designers with a life-centered design vision through understanding the nature of water. We must adapt our lifestyles and mindset towards the needs of each living being to sustain beneficial living conditions for each living entity. A life-centered design approach adopts holistic perspectives to understand dynamic relationships across interdependent technological and living systems. My main goal is to design a wake-up call for designers to involve outwards of the humanistic philosophy of product development and broadening the vision towards universalism.
This research paper dives into alternatives paths to design that include more active engagements between designer and self. Particularly, it is aimed at understanding how designers can connect themselves to connect nature. The movement of life-centered design guided me to design an experience between designer and water to investigate this topic. It helped me explore ways how these two entities could interact.