Socio-Technical design for resilience: A case study of designing collaborative services for community resilience

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This paper presents selected findings from a doctoral study on how design could be used to construct a resilient community. It describes a framework for diagnosing the resilience of people's social networks and developing strategies for a resilient community based on the network theory. It goes on to outline the methodology and findings of a case study exploring the application of this framework in designing services around a farmers' market in Milan. Based on the analysis of the producers' collaborative networks, the paper explores the perceived feasibility of this framework as a preliminary stage to develop collaborative services. It concludes by commenting on the wider implications of the framework for the field of design for sustainability.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-80
Number of pages10
JournalProceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED
Issue numberDS 80-08
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 1
Event20th International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED 2015 - Milan, Italy
Duration: 2015 Jul 272015 Jul 30


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Modelling and Simulation

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