Goedzak is the result of our design research ‘Design for altruism’
Is it possible to design a product that brings out and stimulates a positive human behaviour? And to make things a bit more complex; is this possible when this particular behaviour does not serve the user's direct needs. In this case; altruism.
Understanding the principles and mechanics of a specific human trait is essential when translating these abstract values into tangible form.
This specific project was deliberately pushing the envelope by setting a very abstract goal, without setting a defined domain for the product at the start.
From a service based perspective the insights gained in this project have proven extremely relevant; in designing for a specific brand it is crucial to be able to translate brand values into user-experience.
Ok, right, so how does it work...?