Capability driven design content
The content of the approach consists of a thinking framework, prerequisites, guidelines a set of conversation topics (themes) and questions.. When clicking a subheading, you can find more information about each of these CDD content elements. For more background on these aspects download the document ‘theoretical background CDD’ or see chapter 2 of the thesis ‘Design for Well-Being’ under [resources]
This framework guides the designer to think comprehensively about the lives of potential users.
The prerequisites are guidelines that should be met in order to collect comprehensive user insight in a rigorous, rapid and ethical manner.
The CDD guidelines aid designers to collect comprehensive user insight in a rigorous, rapid and ethical manner.
The CDD themes bring in discussion topics which designers can use to bring out valued beings and doings of their potential users. The themes are clustered in six categories: ‘Person’, ‘Health’, ‘Relationships’, ‘Activities’, ‘Living’ and ‘Possessions’, and each category comprises four sub-themes and several discussion topics.
For each theme questions have been developed to guide the conversation. These questions are placed on cards which hold a pictogram on one side and the theme name with questions on the other side.
The CDD Content is derived from literature and adjusted during the development and evaluation of the approach. The background of the CDD’s content is explained in this document.