worth reading: "The Nature of Design Practice and Implications for Interaction Design Research"

2 Jun 2008 - 10:18am
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Itamar Medeiros
2006

The focus of this paper is interaction design research aimed at
supporting interaction design practice. The main argument is that this
kind of interaction design research has not (always) been successful,
and that the reason for this is that it has not been guided by a
sufficient understanding of the nature of design practice. Based on a
comparison between the notion of complexity in science and in design,
it is argued that science is not the best place to look for approaches
and methods on how to approach design complexity.

Instead, the case is made that any attempt by interaction design
research to produce outcomes aimed at supporting design practice must
be grounded in a fundamental understanding of the nature of design
practice. Such an understanding can be developed into a well-grounded
and rich set of rigorous and disciplined design methods and
techniques, appropriate to the needs and desires of practicing
designers.

Read the full article (from the INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DESIGN) at:
http://www.ijdesign.org/ojs/index.php/IJDesign/article/view/240/148

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