Mapping the meaning of knowledge in design research

K. Niedderer

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Knowledge plays a vital role in our life in that it reflects how we understand the world around us and thus determines how we act upon it. In this sense, knowledge is of particular importance for designers because they act to shape our world. Conventionally, knowledge creation has been assumed by (design) research. However developments of using practice within research have pointed to knowledge creation within and through practice. This has raised the question of the meaning, role and format of knowledge in both research and practice, and about the compatibility between knowledge of research and practice. [opening paragraph]
Original languageEnglish
JournalDesign Research Quarterly
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2007


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