Stoffel Kuenen, Johan Redström, Caroline
constructive/experimental/practice-led/etc. design research come
from a range of different academic traditions, which leads us to
argue in certain ways, look for support in different places, and
format and disseminate our work towards particular audiences.
Such contextual factors might be the cause of some of
the issues we struggle with in our work, while at the same time
they obfuscate the 'real' foundational issues in the kind of design
research we practice.
When we look to current discourse concerning
constructive design research, much attention seems to be given to
positioning and justifying of the work in various contexts. What
seems to be less exposed are foundational issues relating to how
the practice unfolds, the kinds of issues that are tackled and by
what means this is done.
In this debate, four design researchers from various
backgrounds will lead the discussion to uncover some of these
issues. The debate will be fueled and framed with short video
quotes from well and lesser known design research
Conversation starters: https://vimeo.com/99922352
The full conversation: https://vimeo.com/99952357