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The Routledge Companion to Design Research

Edited by: Paul A. Rodgers , Joyce Yee

Print publication date:  October  2014
Online publication date:  October  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415706070
eBook ISBN: 9781315758466
Adobe ISBN: 9781317636250

10.4324/9781315758466
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The Routledge Companion to Design Research offers a comprehensive examination of design research, celebrating the plurality of design research and the wide range of conceptual, methodological, technological and theoretical approaches evident in contemporary design research.

This volume comprises 39 original and high quality design research chapters from contributors around the world, with offerings from the vast array of disciplines in and around modern design praxis, including areas such as industrial and product design, visual communication, interaction design, fashion design, service design, engineering and architecture.

The Companion is divided into five distinct sections with chapters that examine the nature and process of design research, the purpose of design research, and how one might embark on design research. They also explore how leading design researchers conduct their design research through formulating and asking questions in novel ways, and the creative methods and tools they use to collect and analyse data. The Companion also includes a number of case studies that illustrate how one might best communicate and disseminate design research through contributions that offer techniques for writing and publicising research.

The Routledge Companion to Design Research will have wide appeal to researchers and educators in design and design-related disciplines such as engineering, business, marketing, computing, and will make an invaluable contribution to state-of-the-art design research at postgraduate, doctoral, and post-doctoral levels and teaching across a wide range of different disciplines.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The sometimes uncomfortable marriages of design and research Download PDF
Chapter  3:  A cybernetic model of design research Download PDF
Chapter  4:  The structuring of design knowledge Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Inclusive design research and design’s moral foundation Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Mapping interdisciplinary design research as flow around a medidisciplinary sea Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Exploring research space in fashion Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Seeking to build graphic theory from graphic design research Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Re-articulating prevailing notions of design Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Conducting design research in and for a complex world Download PDF
Chapter  11:  What is a ‘research question’ in design? Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Towards the formulation of a research question Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Navigating the methodological mire Download PDF
Chapter  14:  The role of prototypes and frameworks for structuring explorations by research through design Download PDF
Chapter  15:  The role of experimental studies in design research Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Researching the future by design Download PDF
Chapter  17:  A photograph is evidence of nothing but itself Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Four cultures of analysis in design research Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Hacktivism as design research method Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Creative designerly mapping Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Drawing out Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Prototypes and prototyping in design research Download PDF
Chapter  23:  The visual thinking method Download PDF
Chapter  24:  An interpretation design pattern language Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Action research approach in design research Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Studying design cognition in the real world using the ‘in vivo’ methodology Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Interdisciplinary design research Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Depiction as theory and writing by practice Download PDF
Chapter  29:  The book as site Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Communicating design research Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Making meaning happen between ‘us’ and ‘them’ Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Meaningful play Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Examples of design research and their implications for design and designing Download PDF
Chapter  34:  A mixed-methods approach to interior and architectural design history research Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Research on history of architecture Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Drifting walls Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Designing Mobile Diaries Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Probing and filming with strategic results Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Streetstarters Download PDF
Chapter  40:  The 100-Mile Suit project Download PDF
Celebrating_the_Plurality_of_Desing Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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