Designing integrated solutions for resource-limited societies
Poverty is characterized by many different constraints at individual, institutional, economic, and technological levels. To satisfy unmet or underserved needs of people living in poverty, it is essential to address all the relevant constraints in the target context through the design of integrated solutions. Although previous studies in this field have indicated that designing such solutions requires involvement of many stakeholders, there is a lack of related research in this field. To address this, using a case study methodology, we analysed two design projects that have successfully responded to all the pertinent constraints in the resource-limited societies, supporting social and human development of the marginalised people. Based on the findings of these design case studies, we developed a framework of stakeholder inputs, representing a diverse range of stakeholders, embedded within or outside the context of poverty and contributing towards the design of integrated solutions.
Resource-limited societies, integrated design, stakeholders, design inputs, Base of the Pyramid (BOP)
Jagtap, S. T. Larsson (2020) Designing integrated solutions for resource-limited societies, In: Research & Education in Design: People & Processes & Products & Philosophy. DOI: 10.1201/9781003046103