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Research Through Design: Design Panel
Wed 22 March 2017, 16:15 – 17:15 GMT
What does Research through Design as an activity mean to researchers? Like all forms of academic enquiry, design-led research can give rise to new knowledge. But unlike disciplines where research may lead to quantifiable data, the forms of knowledge arising from creative practice are often embedded in artefacts and processes. Indeed, processes have in recent times gained an ascendancy in knowledge value equal to or often greater than the actual outcomes. The making narratives used by Studio Swine and Max Lamb, for example, are certainly discussed as much as the outcomes. These design-led processes can be intuitive, impulsive, or tactile, sometimes all three and lead to a type of tacit knowledge which can at times be difficult to unpick and unravel.
So how do we give value to our research narrative as one that is meaningful to a wider audience? In other words, so what?
Our panel of academics and practitioners, Kristina Andersen (Steim), Tobie Kerridge (Goldsmiths) , James Auger (M-ITI Madeira) and Sarah Kettley (Nottingham Trent), chaired by Dr Craig Martin (ECA), will discuss and debate these questions, and more posed by the audience, in what we hope will be an hour of stimulating debate and argument on this key topic.
This panel is part of a bigger conference with limited tickets but to give more people an opportunity to take part in discussions we have opened up our two panel discussions, workshops and keynote from Studio Swine to a public audience.
The Research through Design (RTD) conference will be held in Edinburgh, UK, between the 22nd and 24th of March 2017 focussing on New Disciplines of Making – Shared Knowledge in Doing. For more information and tickets for the conference itself visit http://researchthroughdesign.org/2017/