Design for sustainability on inclusive post-disaster recovery: Gamification techniques for collecting survivors' experiences

Carlota Cubelos*, Motoharu Onuki, Miguel Esteban

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Abstract

This paper introduces a research methodology to collect sensitive data when facing the creation of design for sustainability (DfS) approaches in the context of natural disasters. Through the gamification of interviews, the authors attempt to overcome interview fatigue (IF) symptoms presented by survivors of natural disasters. As a result, the research was able to establish the different necessities and barriers the elderly faced in the aftermath of the 2011 tsunami in Japan. The results indicated: a) the game created an environment where elderly survivors felt comfortable to share their experiences and thoughts; and b) it allowed them to think and discuss together their needs and strengths in order to propose solutions to improve future disaster resilience.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)82-105
Number of pages24
JournalJournal of Design Research
Volume19
Issue number1-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Keywords

  • Case study
  • Design tools
  • Interdisciplinarity
  • Social design
  • Sustainable design
  • User experience research

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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