Product Impact Tool

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The Product Impact Tool is meant as an aid to assess and (re)design technologies concerning the impacts on users and society. It offers a broad interdisciplinary collection of relevant concepts and examples.

The tool consists of a model and a workshop session. The Product Impact Model presents a repertoire of exemplary effects of technology ordered according to different modes of interaction.

The web version offers an extended model with many examples as well as with descriptions of the modes of interaction and the exemplary effects.

(The tool is being further developed with guidelines and materials which will support Product Impact workshop sessions. The materials will become available later.)

Characteristic for the Product Impact Tool is that it combines both more reflective and more applied approaches. The scope of application is equally broad, ranging from improving product usability and acceptance, to addressing ethical issues and socially responsible design.

Read more:
> Paper introducing the Product Impact Tool

See and download Product Impact Model: