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Preliminary Research

Picking A Direction

For my thesis, I’d like to investigate how design can augment family life. I’ve begun my search my asking myself these questions:

  1. What are the elements to building and maintaining a strong, thriving family?
  2. Can it be improved? Can design make it stronger? Can tools, services, and experiences intervene to augment this part of life?
  3. Why is family so important? How is it different from friends and community?
  4. How does family life shape us and to what degree of influence?
  5. What are the benefits of having a strong family? What are the disadvantages of being part of a dysfunctional one? When and how do these consequences surface later in our life?
  6. What are the roadblocks to achieving family harmony? Is there a recipe to increase family prosperity?
  7. How does the family structure affect childhood development? How much of it is nature vs. nurture? Are there ways to optimize this development?
  8. What does the family of the future look like? Where did it come from? Where is it going?