Design Research Through Practice: From the Lab, Field, and Showroom

Design Research Through Practice: From the Lab, Field, and Showroom

by Ilpo Koskinen
     
 

Many books on design research exist, but none create a usable bridge to design practice. Design Research Through Practice takes advanced design practice as its starting point, but enriches it to build for you a design process that can respond to both academic and practical problems. Mapped throughout the book are three design research approaches covering

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Many books on design research exist, but none create a usable bridge to design practice. Design Research Through Practice takes advanced design practice as its starting point, but enriches it to build for you a design process that can respond to both academic and practical problems. Mapped throughout the book are three design research approaches covering methodological directions in current leading research communities. Taking you from the Lab, Field and to the Showroom, the authors show you successful traditions in design research that have been integrated into processes and products. Bridging the gap from design research to design practice, this is a must have for any designer.

• Gathers design research experts from traditional lab science, social science, art, industrial design, UX and HCI to lend tested practices and how they can be used in a variety of design projects

• Provides a multidisciplinary story of the whole design process, with proven and teachable techniques that can solve both academic and practical problems

• Presents key examples illustrating how research is applied and vignettes summarizing the key how-to details of specific projects

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780123855022
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
10/10/2011
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.30(d)

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Jane Fulton Suri

Preface

Chapter 1: Constructive Design Research

Chapter 2: The Coming Age of Constructive Design Research

Chapter 3: Research Programs

Chapter 4: Lab: Can You Really Study Design in a Laboratory?

Chapter 5: Field: How to Follow Design through Society

Chapter 6: Showroom: Research Meets Design and Art

Chapter 7: How to Work with Theory

Chapter 8: Design Things: Models, Scenarios, Prototypes

Chapter 9: Constructive Design Research in Society

Chapter 10: Building Research Programs

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