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Walking off the garden path: a design journey

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Walking off the garden path : a design journey. / Edwards, Liz; Coulton, Paul; Chiasson, Mike.

Proceedings of Research Through Design 2015. 2015.

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Edwards, L, Coulton, P & Chiasson, M 2015, Walking off the garden path: a design journey. in Proceedings of Research Through Design 2015. Research Through Design: 21st Century Makers and Materialities, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 14/07/14. https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.1327981

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Edwards, Liz ; Coulton, Paul ; Chiasson, Mike. / Walking off the garden path : a design journey. Proceedings of Research Through Design 2015. 2015.

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