Practice-based Design Research

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2017-01-12
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

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Practice-Based Design Research provides a companion to masters and PhD programs in design research through practice. The contributors address a range of models and approaches to practice-based research, consider relationships between industry and academia, researchers and designers, discuss initiatives to support students and faculty during the research process, and explore how students' experiences of undertaking practice-based research has impacted their future design and research practice. The text is illustrated throughout with case study examples by authors who have set up, taught or undertaken practice-based design research, in a range of national and institutional contexts.

Author Biography

Laurene Vaughan is Professor of Design and Communication at RMIT University, Australia.

Table of Contents

1. Introducing Practice Based Design Research
Laurene Vaughan

Part 1: Exploring Different Models and Approaches to Doctoral Education in Design
2. Designer/Practitioner/Researcher
Laurene Vaughan
3. Locating New Knowledge in an Unacknowledged Discourse
Bonne Zabolotney
4. Post-Normal Design Research: The Role of Practice-based Research in the Era of Neoliberal Risk
Cameron Tonkinwise

Part 2: Socio-cultural Impacts of the Design PhD in Practice
5. Designing the PhD curriculum in the design disciplines
Henry Mainsah, Andrew Morrison, Jonny Aspen and Cheryl E. Ball
6. Doctoral Training for Practitioners: ADAPTr (Architecture, Design and Art Practice research) a European Commission Marie Curie Initial Training Network
Richard Blythe and Marcello Stamm?
7. Knowledge Exchange through the Design PhD
Ben Dalton, Tom Simmons and Teal Triggs?
8. Educating the Reflective Design Researcher
Pelle Ehn and Peter Ullmark?
9. Building theory through design
Thomas Markussen

Part 3: Structures for Supporting Design Phd Programs
10. Design (research) practice
Thomas Binder and Eva Brandt
11. Embracing the literacies of design as means and mode of dissemination
Laurene Vaughan
12. Ten green bottles: Reflecting on the exegesis in the thesis by compilation model
Andrew Morrison

Part 4: Graduate Reflections on the Design Phd in Practice
13. When Words Won't Do: Resisting the impoverishment of knowledge
Pia Ednie-Brown
14. Before, during and after a PhD: Curating as a generative and collaborative process of infrastructuring
Katherine Moline?
15. The researcherly designer/the designerly researcher
Joyce Yee
16. Make Happen: Sense-making the affordances of a practice-based Phd in design
Lisa Grocott
16. From Paratexts to Primary Texts: Shifting from a commercial to a research focused design practice
ZoŽ Sadokierski
17. From practice to practice-led research: Challenges and rewards
Neal Haslem
18. Grokking the Swamp: Adventures in the Practical Abyss, and Back Again
Jeremy Yuille

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