How to design with the Product Impact Tool

The Product Impact Tool originates from philosophy of technology and describes the different ways in which technology can influence individuals and society in a simplified model. The model can be used in a workshop to analyze the influence of a product on human and society. This is a new perspective designers can use to design better products in a way that is more socially engaged. In this project, the Product Impact Tool is developed into a suitable design tool. The Product Impact Tool for designers is based on research into product impact, the design process and tested in two workshop sessions with professional as well as student designers.