Designing the mind's eye: A holistic view of design research

Dirk S. Hovorka, Matt Germonprez, Matt Levy

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As design research has become an accepted research approach, a focus on rationalistic problem solving and the production of artefacts has become the dominant focus. Looking to design research in other disciplines reveals design considerations which inform the practice of design. We consider how practice theory can reveal the interpretations translations and stabilisation of an ecosystem necessary to negotiate a social imaginary - a design. In addition, design occurs within an ecosystem which becomes stabilized through negotiation and action as goals and evaluations evolve. Re-examining a seminal design science research paper through a practice theory lens, reveals underlying actions of design and develop a more holistic expression of design research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - 2014
Event8th Information Systems Foundations Workshop, WISF 2014 - Canberra, Australia
Duration: Oct 2 2014Oct 3 2014


Other8th Information Systems Foundations Workshop, WISF 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems


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