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Introduction to perspectives on architectural design research

Moloney, Jules, Twose, Simon and Smitheram, Jan 2015, Introduction to perspectives on architectural design research. In Moloney, Christopher, Smitheram, Jan and Twose, Simon (ed), Perspectives on architectural design research, Spurbuchverlag, Baunach, Germany, pp.10-13.

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Title Introduction to perspectives on architectural design research
Author(s) Moloney, JulesORCID iD for Moloney, Jules orcid.org/0000-0003-4173-3908
Twose, Simon
Smitheram, Jan
Title of book Perspectives on architectural design research
Editor(s) Moloney, Christopher
Smitheram, Jan
Twose, Simon
Publication date 2015
Chapter number Introduction
Total chapters 30
Start page 10
End page 13
Total pages 4
Publisher Spurbuchverlag
Place of Publication Baunach, Germany
Summary If something called ‘design research’ was to begin tomorrow, what might we want it to encompass: how designers design, how they learn to design, what the limits and shapers of design might be? What other aspects of architectural activity should it deal with? Minimally, there is a range of possible social, cultural and environmental matters which could be considered and which certainly impinge on questions of why designing is undertaken and who, or what, it is for. But, such issues were central prior to there being something called ‘design research’. In grumpier moments over two decades it has been tempting to suspect some architects of using the term to fashionably relabel what they do. Enriched accounts, such as the range offered in this book, are required to clarify whether or not it is a useful construct. Since I am a fabricator and make things (up) as a way of designing, let me engage in a little fabricating around design research: tales of its history, present context, and of ideas for its future.
ISBN 3887784618
9783887784614
Language eng
Field of Research 120101 Architectural Design
Socio Economic Objective 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
HERDC Research category B2.1 Book chapter in non-commercially published book
ERA Research output type B Book chapter
Copyright notice ©2015, Authors, Editors & Publisher
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30081282

Document type: Book Chapter
Collection: School of Architecture and Built Environment
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