People, Chair, and Value(S): A Qualitative Inquiry into the Material Lives

  • Saurabh TewariEmail author
  • Kumar Ravi Priya
Conference paper
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 65)


The objective of this paper is to explore the different value(s) that are prioritized and delegated by their users in a thing under their possession. The seating furniture at home was taken as the subject to study where users see it as an extension of their being. Using a method pivoting around Grounded Theory and Observation, it gathers meaningful data, process it through coding and memo writing and achieves a range of categories after a theoretical saturation. The paper attempts to borrow the classical rigour of Grounded Theory to come up with a Design Research Methodology for studying Design and its consumption.


Design research methodology Qualitative research Consumption 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Design ProgrammeIndian Institute of Technology KanpurKanpurIndia
  2. 2.Department of H.S.SIndian Institute of Technology KanpurKanpurIndia

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