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Authored by: Paul A. Rodgers , Joyce Yee

The Routledge Companion to Design Research

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

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


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Manifest in the process of designing and developing future products, services, systems and environments is the act of research. Typically, in design situations this research can take several forms including observing what people do in various situations, asking questions, searching for information, making and testing prototypes, provoking the status quo through disruptive interventions, challenging conventional wisdom by critical discourse, experimenting with materials and processes, and speculating on fictional future visions.

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