Research, knowledge and design

Bamford, Greg (2003). Research, knowledge and design. In: Clare Newton, Sandra Kaji-O'Grady and Simon Wollan, Design + Research: Project Based Research in Architecture. Design + Research: Project Based Research in Architecture. Second International Conference of the Association of Architecture Schools of Australasia, Melbourne, Australia, (1-8). 28-30 September 2003.


Author Bamford, Greg
Title of paper Research, knowledge and design
Conference name Design + Research: Project Based Research in Architecture. Second International Conference of the Association of Architecture Schools of Australasia
Conference location Melbourne, Australia
Conference dates 28-30 September 2003
Convener Association of Architecture Schools of Australasia
Proceedings title Design + Research: Project Based Research in Architecture
Place of Publication Melbourne, Australia
Publisher Association of Architecture Schools of Australasia
Publication Year 2003
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISSN 1449-1737
Editor Clare Newton
Sandra Kaji-O'Grady
Simon Wollan
Start page 1
End page 8
Total pages 8
Language eng
Abstract/Summary The discussion about relations between research and design has a number of strands, and presumably motivations. Putting aside the question whether or not design or “creative endeavour” should be counted as research, for reasons to do with institutional recognition or reward, the question remains how, if at all, is design research? This question is unlikely to have attracted much interest but for matters external to Architecture within the modern university. But Architecture as a discipline now needs to understand research much better than in the past when ‘research’ was whatever went on in building science, history or people/environment studies. In this paper, I begin with some common assumptions about design, considered in relation to research, and suggest how the former can constitute or be a mode of the latter. Central to this consideration is an understanding of research as the production of publicly available knowledge. The method is that of conceptual analysis which is much more fruitful than is usually appreciated. This work is part of a larger project in philosophy of design, in roughly the analytical tradition.
Subjects 310000 Architecture, Urban Environment and Building
440114 Philosophy of Action
440100 Philosophy
1201 Architecture
Keyword Design
Research
Knowledge
Philosophy of design
Science and design
Design process
Design as research
Conceptual analysis
Science
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown
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