Design Research: Synergies From Interdisciplinary Perspectives by Jesper SimonsenDesign Research: Synergies From Interdisciplinary Perspectives by Jesper Simonsen

Design Research: Synergies From Interdisciplinary Perspectives

EditorJesper Simonsen, Jørgen Ole Bærenholdt, Monika Büscher

Hardcover | August 27, 2010

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Design Researchis a new interdisciplinary research area with a social science orientation at its heart, and this book explores how scientific knowledge can be put into practice in ways that are at once ethical, creative, helpful, and extraordinary in their results.

In order to clarify the common aspects ' in terms of features and approaches ' that characterize all strands of research disciplines addressing design,Design Researchundertakes an in-depth exploration of the social processes involved in doing design, as well as analyses of the contexts for design use. The book further elicits 'synergies from interdisciplinary perspectives' by discussing and elaborating on differing academic perspectives, theoretical backgrounds, and design concept definitions, and evaluating their unique contribution to a general core of design research.

This book is an exciting contribution to this little explored field, and offers a truly interdisciplinary approach to the treatment of design and the design process. It is valuable reading for students in disciplines such as design studies and theory, participatory design, informatics, arts based education, planning, sociology, and interdisciplinary programmes in humanities and technology.

Jesper Simonsenis Professor of Design Studies at the Department of Communication, Business and Information Technologies (CBIT), Roskilde University. Research interests include Participatory Design, and offering theories and methods for IT design in an organizational context. Recent publications includeParticipatory IT Design: Designing...
Title:Design Research: Synergies From Interdisciplinary PerspectivesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:August 27, 2010Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415572630

ISBN - 13:9780415572637


Table of Contents

1. Perspectives on Design Research,byB'nholdt,B'scher, Scheuer and Simonsen2. Iterative Participatory Design,by Simonsen and Hertzum3. Designing as Middle Ground,by Nickelsen and Binder4. Designing Pathways,by Scheuer5. Design and Management,by Pries Heje and Baskerville6. Knowing Through Design,by Olsen and Heaton7. Makeshift Users,by Shove, Southern, Olsen and McHardy8. Deep Translations,by Lindstr'm9. Sustainable Transition,by Holm,S'nderg' and Hansen10. Designing an Exhibition,by Ingemann11. Joyful Collective Processes,by Christrup12. The Becoming of Urban Space,by Samson13. Tourist Experience Design,by Haldrup and B'nholdt14. Synergies,by  Simonsen,B'nholdt, Scheuer andB'scher.