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This paper discusses the product design process from a social science perspective. We describe preliminary results from a PhD research pilot study, observing the interactions of 12 postgraduate Product Design students over the course of one semester of independent work. Viewing design activity as a social process, a novel theoretical framework is proposed suggesting the product design process be understood as a trajectory, involving a series of design episodes where physical prototypes, acting as intermediary objects, operate as silent actors in collaboration with other design actors. In order for the trajectory to progress, difference between actors must be managed.
|Title of host publication||Consilience and Innovation in Design|
|Subtitle of host publication||5th International Congress of IASDR 2013|
|Place of Publication||Japan|
|Publisher||5th International Congress of IASDR 2013|
|Publication status||Published - 26 Aug 2013|
|Event||IASDR 2013: Consilience and Innovation in Design - Shibaura Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan|
Duration: 26 Aug 2013 → 30 Aug 2013
|Conference||IASDR 2013: Consilience and Innovation in Design|
|Period||26/08/13 → 30/08/13|
- Design Research
- design methods & aids
- design process
- design discourse
- actor-network theory
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Verhoeven, A., Eckert, C. & Earl, C.
1/10/10 → 1/10/16
Project: Research Collaboration with external organisation