The Routledge Companion to Design Research (Routledge Art History and Visual Studies Companions) (Hardcover)

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By Paul A. Rodgers (Editor), Joyce Yee (Editor)
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The Routledge Companion to Design Research offers a comprehensive examination of design research, celebrating the plurality of design research and the wide range of conceptual, methodological, technological and theoretical approaches evident in contemporary design research.

This volume comprises 39 original and high quality design research chapters from contributors around the world, with offerings from the vast array of disciplines in and around modern design praxis, including areas such as industrial and product design, visual communication, interaction design, fashion design, service design, engineering and architecture.

The Companion is divided into five distinct sections with chapters that examine the nature and process of design research, the purpose of design research, and how one might embark on design research. They also explore how leading design researchers conduct their design research through formulating and asking questions in novel ways, and the creative methods and tools they use to collect and analyse data. The Companion also includes a number of case studies that illustrate how one might best communicate and disseminate design research through contributions that offer techniques for writing and publicising research.

The Routledge Companion to Design Research will have wide appeal to researchers and educators in design and design-related disciplines such as engineering, business, marketing, computing, and will make an invaluable contribution to state-of-the-art design research at postgraduate, doctoral, and post-doctoral levels and teaching across a wide range of different disciplines.

About the Author

Paul A. Rodgers is Professor of Design Issues at Northumbria University Design School, UK. He holds undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Design from Middlesex University and a PhD in Product Design Assessment from the University of Westminster. His research explores the discipline of design and how disruptive design interventions can enact positive change in health and social care and elsewhere. Joyce Yee is a Senior Lecturer at Northumbria University Design School, UK. She holds a BFA in Graphic Design, an MA in Visual Communication and a PhD in Design. Her research focuses on the role, value and impact of design in areas of service design and social innovation. She is also interested in the role of practice as a form of inquiry and the inherent 'messiness' of design methods.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780415706070
ISBN-10: 0415706076
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: November 1st, 2014
Pages: 522
Language: English
Series: Routledge Art History and Visual Studies Companions