Practical action as inquiry - facilitating appropriation in a design handover event

Matthews, Ben and Clark, Brendon (2005). Practical action as inquiry - facilitating appropriation in a design handover event. In: Proceedings: 6th International Confernce of the European Academy of Design. 6th International Confernce of the European Academy of Design, Bremen, Germany, (). 29-31 March 2005.

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Author Matthews, Ben
Clark, Brendon
Title of paper Practical action as inquiry - facilitating appropriation in a design handover event
Conference name 6th International Confernce of the European Academy of Design
Conference location Bremen, Germany
Conference dates 29-31 March 2005
Proceedings title Proceedings: 6th International Confernce of the European Academy of Design
Place of Publication Bremen, Germany
Publisher European Academy of Design
Publication Year 2005
Sub-type Fully published paper
Total pages 12
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
In this paper, we introduce a perspective informed by the social phenomenology of Alfred Schutz, emphasising the inherently practical nature of action in the social world. We detail several important respects in which this view stands in contrast to other (notably social-scientific) perspectives that seek to account for social action. We briefly present a case from our own design practice of a ‘handover’ meeting where we staged a boardroom activity intended to facilitate the client’s appropriation of the design proposal. This provides a concrete illustration for a discussion that articulates the utilities of adopting Schutz’s distinction between practical and scientific ‘attitudes’ for the study of design, opening avenues for practical action as a revealing form of inquiry into design practice.
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