Integrated Design Thinking: Inter- and Transdisciplinarity in Performative Design Methodology

The Theory

Authored by: Marvin J. Malecha

The Routledge Companion to Paradigms of Performativity in Design and Architecture

Print publication date:  December  2019
Online publication date:  December  2019

Print ISBN: 9780367076191
eBook ISBN: 9780429021640
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This chapter explores the importance of an integrative design process in the realization of a performative approach. From the exploitation of a playful, inquisitive spirit to the transdisciplinary rigor that constitutes a new way of approaching problems of varying difficulty, what emerges is an articulation of the culture of design and the inextricable relationship with the designer’s sense of self. Cases are explored that reach into difficult, even wicked problems, and reveal the experience of designing a sandcastle.

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