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    Rethinking design: from the methodology of innovation to the object of design

    Neubauer, R. and Bohemia, E. and Harman, Kerry (2020) Rethinking design: from the methodology of innovation to the object of design. Design Issues 36 (2), pp. 18-27. ISSN 0747-9360.

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    The design literature theorizes design as the methodology of innovation, supposedly required for mediating the world’s separate entities, such as theory and practice, the human and the material, and subjective and objective knowing, coming ‘naturally’ with the designer’s ways of knowing. But instead of taking such naturalizations for granted, we arguethat through such positioning of design the specifics of design activity are obscured, along with the locations designers take within them. We propose that ‘design as a methodology’ is an object produced by design. Investigating this object of design, and how it is made, will make visible what design activity is, and what locations the designers take within them.


    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
    Research Centres and Institutes: Social Change and Transformation in HE, Centre for
    Depositing User: Kerry Harman
    Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2019 13:40
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:46


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