Are you sitting comfortably?
The chair is often perceived as a status symbol and one's position in a place of work or in their home. Using ‘empathy in design’ might change our perception of an object, leading us to connect in a different way.
Sympathy involves understanding from your own perspective yet empathy involves putting yourself in the other person's shoes.
Experience the empathetic stories of 4 designers/users and their chair. In becoming aware of the root cause of why the chair was designed as it was, we can better understand and connect with design, move towards a circular economy and away from a throw-away culture.