Social Hierarchy in Design and Social Innovation: Perspectives from Thailand

Tjahja, Cyril and Yee, Joyce (2018) Social Hierarchy in Design and Social Innovation: Perspectives from Thailand. In: Proceedings of DRS2018: Catalyst. Design Research Society, Loughborough, UK, pp. 704-716. ISBN 9781912294176

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Our knowledge of how design and social innovation works outside of the Europe and the US is still insufficient, due to the limitations that are inherent to the prevailing perceptions, methods and tools, developed in and for this context. Although the importance of social relationships has been acknowledged, how social hierarchy, which is firmly rooted in many non-western societies, interacts with the design and social innovation process is scarcely documented. In this paper, we wish to expand on existing knowledge by sharing the experiences of practitioners and stakeholders involved in design and social innovation initiatives in Bangkok, highlighting the various ways that social hierarchy influences their practice.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Social Innovation, social hierarchy, Thailand
Subjects: W200 Design studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Design
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2018 15:48
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2021 09:30

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