The design qualities model
The design qualities model is the final result of the research of the thesis “Things as Citizens”, by Louise Hugen
This model serves as a framework for designing Things with agency in the everyday urban culture. The model is based on the concept Things as Citizens and introduces design qualities for co-performance between citizens and Things in the city.
The design qualities model proposes a democratic dialogue between Things and citizens for co- performance in the urban environment. In other words: as partners that understand and act according to urban culture.
The model is divided into two main circles that each represents the requirements of citizens and the capabilities of Things in order to create a democratic dialogue. Both requirements and capabilities are divided in four main themes based on four democratic values. The requirements and capabilities are summarised as follows.