Peeling apples: prototyping design experiments as research

Mattelmaki, Tuuli and Matthews, Ben (2009). Peeling apples: prototyping design experiments as research. In: Nordes 2009: Engaging Artefacts. Nordic Design Research Conference: Engaging Artefacts, Oslo, Norway, (). 30 August – 1 September 2009.

Author Mattelmaki, Tuuli
Matthews, Ben
Title of paper Peeling apples: prototyping design experiments as research
Conference name Nordic Design Research Conference: Engaging Artefacts
Conference location Oslo, Norway
Conference dates 30 August – 1 September 2009
Proceedings title Nordes 2009: Engaging Artefacts
Place of Publication Oslo, Norway
Publisher AHO
Publication Year 2009
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISBN 9788254702284
Total pages 10
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Design research often includes design experiments. But the discourse generated by the idea of ‘research through design’ has not always been a helpful starting point for novice design researchers who intend to incorporate design as a component of their research inquiries. In this paper we make two contributions. Firstly, we present a short analysis of six design research exemplars that involve design as a constituent part of the research. We do this in an effort to demonstrate that there is a multitude of ways that design can, and has, formed the basis for research contributions. Following from that observation, we introduce an experimental workshop involving apple peeling that we have developed and trialled. We put this workshop forward as a pedagogical instrument to help design research students clarify the many connections that can exist between design experiments and research contributions.
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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