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Practice-based Design Research - Laurene Vaughan

Practice-based Design Research

Hardcover Published: 26th January 2017
ISBN: 9781474267809
Number Of Pages: 232

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A companion to the growing field of practice-based design research, this volume draws upon international expertise to address the issues involved in establishing, delivering and undertaking postgraduate practice-based research.

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.

About the Author

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

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This unique collection offers profound insights, exemplary cases and practical guidance for practice-based design research as it expands worldwide. A major contribution to the field, this book is essential for supervisors, researchers, teachers and students of doctoral education in design. * Ramia Maze, Professor of Design at Aalto University, Finland *
Design has an increasingly important role to play in material, social, economic, and technological change and design research needs to change accordingly. This book describes the theory and the practice of practice-based design research and is an exciting and timely contribution to the field. I think it will become an essential reference point not only for future practice-based design researchers, but for all design researchers. * Peter Lloyd, Professor of Design at the University of Brighton and Vice Chair of the Design Research Society, UK *
Practice Based Design Research bravely challenges conventional forms doctoral scholarship through the specular agency of the design disciplines. It is an essential resource - both diverse and critical - for reconceptualising the knowledge economy, not just in design but as design. * Stephen Loo, Professor of Architecture at the University of Tasmania, Australia *

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.
17. From Paratexts to Primary Texts: Shifting from a commercial to a research focused design practice. Zoë Sadokierski.
18. From practice to practice-led research: Challenges and rewards. Neal Haslem.
19. Grokking the Swamp: Adventures in the Practical Abyss, and Back Again. Jeremy Yuille

ISBN: 9781474267809
ISBN-10: 1474267807
Audience: BAC
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: 26th January 2017
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 16.2  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.51
Edition Number: 1

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