2.50
Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/38736
Title:
Mapping the Meaning of Knowledge in Design Research
Authors:
Niedderer, Kristina
Abstract:
Knowledge plays a vital role in our life in that it reflects how we understand the world around us and thus determines how we act upon it. In this sense, knowledge is of particular importance for designers because they act to shape our world. Conventionally, knowledge creation has been assumed by (design) research. However developments of using practice within research have pointed to knowledge creation within and through practice. This has raised the question of the meaning, role and format of knowledge in both research and practice, and about the compatibility between knowledge of research and practice. The research presented in this paper has set out to investigate the concept of knowledge with regard to this question. The paper begins by considering some of the main problems with knowledge in research within design, and more generally in the creative and practice-led disciplines. It then examines the meaning of knowledge in relation to its philosophical foundations. On this basis, the discussion reconsiders the meaning, role and format of knowledge, and the impact of this for the conduct of research.
Citation:
Design Research Quarterly, 2(2): 1-13
Publisher:
Design Research Society
Journal:
Design Research Quarterly
Issue Date:
2007
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/38736
Additional Links:
http://www.drsq.org/issues/drq2-2.pdf; http://www.wlv.ac.uk/Default.aspx?page=16043
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1752-8445
Appears in Collections:
Contemporary Design and Applied Art

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dc.contributor.authorNiedderer, Kristina-
dc.date.accessioned2008-10-08T11:31:25Z-
dc.date.available2008-10-08T11:31:25Z-
dc.date.issued2007-
dc.identifier.citationDesign Research Quarterly, 2(2): 1-13en
dc.identifier.issn1752-8445-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/38736-
dc.description.abstractKnowledge plays a vital role in our life in that it reflects how we understand the world around us and thus determines how we act upon it. In this sense, knowledge is of particular importance for designers because they act to shape our world. Conventionally, knowledge creation has been assumed by (design) research. However developments of using practice within research have pointed to knowledge creation within and through practice. This has raised the question of the meaning, role and format of knowledge in both research and practice, and about the compatibility between knowledge of research and practice. The research presented in this paper has set out to investigate the concept of knowledge with regard to this question. The paper begins by considering some of the main problems with knowledge in research within design, and more generally in the creative and practice-led disciplines. It then examines the meaning of knowledge in relation to its philosophical foundations. On this basis, the discussion reconsiders the meaning, role and format of knowledge, and the impact of this for the conduct of research.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherDesign Research Societyen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.drsq.org/issues/drq2-2.pdfen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.wlv.ac.uk/Default.aspx?page=16043en
dc.subjectKnowledgeen
dc.subjectDesign Researchen
dc.titleMapping the Meaning of Knowledge in Design Researchen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalDesign Research Quarterlyen
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