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Design research – Its 50-year transformation

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>30/11/2019
<mark>Journal</mark>Design Studies
Volume65
Number of pages12
Pages (from-to)6-17
Publication StatusPublished
Early online date14/11/19
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

Over the past half century, how we conceive of design research has changed significantly, as indeed have the boundaries of influence of the design profession. This paper takes an entirely personal perspective of the author and will discuss the change in the nature of design research through the lens of a career in design education and, especially, in the author's endeavours to develop design research as a respected discipline working with and alongside, science, social sciences and the arts and humanities. It will look at the social, economic and political drivers that have influenced design research in the UK but also globally, and at where this has taken design, in terms of research both within and beyond the design profession.

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This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Design Studies. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Design Studies, 65, 2019 DOI: 10.1016/j.destud.2019.10.002