Reflections on a synergistic format for disseminating research through design

Wallace, Jayne, Yee, Joyce and Durrant, Abigail (2014) Reflections on a synergistic format for disseminating research through design. In: CHI 2014, 26 April-1 May 2014, Toronto, Canada.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2559206.2578865

Abstract

Research through design as a form of research inquiry is becoming a more common approach within HCI and Design. However, questions as to how research generated through this approach is validated, disseminated and perceived are of current debate. This paper describes the ethos and approach of a recent conference (Research Through Design (RTD)), which introduced a novel format foregrounding the research artifact through both exhibition and dialogical round-table discussion sessions. We document critical reflections from organizers and delegates, which demonstrate how this format offers a more synergistic approach for the dissemination of 'research through design', and discuss key practical and philosophical challenges therein, contributing to a broader discussion of what it means to practice research through design as a form of inquiry.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Human-centered computing, HCI, Research Through Design, RTD
Subjects: W200 Design studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > School of Design > Design
Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > School of Design > Design
Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > School of Design > Design
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Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2014 14:49
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:01
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/16629

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