Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Using Design to Facilitate Personal Engagement in a Church Community
by Blair, Randall Robert, M.A., University of Kansas, 2010, 16; 1501987
Abstract (Summary)

Small to mid-sized community churches face many challenges developing the services that will fulfill the needs of members and non-members and deliver them in a way that fits the way we live in a modern society. Their long-term survival depends largely on their ability to attract and engage prospective members. Exploration of this topic has shown that the level of affinity, understanding of culture, volunteer opportunities and a feeling of authenticity towards engagement with the community are critical factors for people deciding where to put their physical and emotional energy. Using a service design approach, churches can take a systemic look at enhancing the experience for visitors in these areas.

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Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Eckersley, Michael
Commitee: Branham, Richard, Rosen, Dennis L.
School: University of Kansas
Department: Design
School Location: United States -- Kansas
Source: MAI 50/03M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social research, Design
Keywords: Community, Design, Interaction design, Service design
Publication Number: 1501987
ISBN: 978-1-267-00345-4
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