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Design Research Through Practice: From the Lab, Field, and Showroom
Design Research Through Practice: From the Lab, Field, and Showroom focuses on one type of contemporary design research known as constructive design research. It looks at three approaches to constructive design research: Lab, Field, and Showroom. The book shows how theory, research practice, and the social environment create commonalities between these approaches. It illus ...more
Paperback, 204 pages
Published September 26th 2011 by Morgan Kaufmann Publishers
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Of very limited utility to designers outside of academia but for someone coming from industry and entering into research this was a very helpful introduction into what is most commonly known as research through design or what is here called 'constructive design research'. The lab/field/showroom taxonomy is a useful one for orienting my own approach, and I also found the talk about research programs interesting. Recommended if you're starting out in design research, particularly if you're a pract ...more