Writing design

Matthews, Geoff (2000) Writing design. In: Research by design conference and 18th EAAE conference: Architectural strategies and design methods, 1-3 Nov 2000, Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands.

Writing_Design_Matthews_2000 (1).pdf
Writing_Design_Matthews_2000 (1).pdf

Item Type:Conference or Workshop contribution (Paper)
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The complexity of design is defined in terms of four classes of object - product, programme, process and philosophy - the four 'P's of design. A range of possibilities for writing about these objects is outlined with reference to their methodological implications. Six formats for research presentation are described, each of which relates directly to a common type of designerly enquiry and embraces a productive account of the four 'P's. In conclusion, some observations are made on the value of such research and the opportunities it presents for developing the design discipline.

Keywords:Design, Research writing, Design rationale
Subjects:W Creative Arts and Design > W900 Others in Creative Arts and Design
Divisions:College of Arts > Lincoln School of Art & Design
ID Code:1392
Deposited On:15 Oct 2007

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