Determining selection criteria for the compilation of an interior design corpus

Konigk, Raymund (2013) Determining selection criteria for the compilation of an interior design corpus. In: 2013 DEFSA Conference. Design Cultures: Encultured Design, 2-3 Sept 2013, Vanderbijlpark, South Africa.

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The paper considers culture as a collection of meanings which are produced and consumed by a given social group. Thus, the generation of meaning would be analogous to the generation of culture. In the investigation of architectural (built) artefacts it is unusual to identify a representative sample; instead research focus is on the in-­depth precedent study. The purpose of this paper is to identify selection criteria for such a broad corpus of interior design artefacts (which may be studied from a semiotic perspective) as grounded theory requires a large and broad data sample. This is a novel application.

This paper will consider the role of the interior design researcher as domain gate-keeper in the determination of criteria to select a future corpus of interior design artefacts for semiotic analysis. It will conduct a literature review of interior design and social theory to identify selection criteria. The analytic purpose and selection criteria serve as example from which broader principles are identified.

Keywords:design, interior design, grounded theory
Subjects:W Creative Arts and Design > W250 Interior Design
Divisions:College of Arts > School of Architecture & Design > School of Architecture & Design (Design)
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