This paper aims to investigate a design process in a multicultural society, in which challenges and potentials can arise, when designing a multicultural society. In addition to this, we want to investigate how included cultural differences can affect the presence of homeyness and homeyness feelings. To specify our field, we found the company Key Elements interesting, because they are in the process of designing container housing for refugees in Germany. We seek to understand the design process of the container housing project, understand the Syrian Muslim refugees who should inhabit these containers, as well as examine to what extend the users’ cultural differences are included in planning of the design process. In line with this, we want to examine the parameters and values Syrian Muslim refugees associate with home and home feelings. We have chosen to take a phenomenological approach to the projects survey, as we believe that our interviewee’s life-world on the phenomenon of domesticity is a knowledge that can obtain a sufficient validity and interact with our theoretical standpoint can argue for results that may mean some create trends that can be generalized. We have in line with this, chosen interviews as our principal method, because we believe that in this way we can create understanding of our interviewee’s life-world through semistructured life-world interview. In order to gain a deeper understanding of our problem formulation, we chose to read theories on multiculturalism, theories of homeyness, and theories of design processes, where the user is included in the process. This interaction of theories has given us the basis for an analysis of our empirical knowledge. Throughout the conduct completion of this project, we can conclude that, although homeyness is a complex phenomenon to define, it still is essential for human well-being. Furthermore, we can conclude that it is Key Elements’ task to incorporate preconditions for cultural ideas, which in the end can create the homeliness feeling among the users. We can conclude that this can be done through a design process that includes its users throughout the ! ! 4! planning, and not a process that is based solely on a Design Person approach. The use of a Design Person approach can, in the end, create a limitation for the users in their search for creating a feeling of homeyness.
|Uddannelser||Plan, By og Proces, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat|
|Udgivelsesdato||4 jan. 2016|