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Designing cultures? Post-disciplinary Practices.

Buscher, Monika and Cruickshank, Leon (2009) Designing cultures? Post-disciplinary Practices. Proceedings of the 8th European Academy Of Design Conference: Connexity. 1st-3rd April 2009, The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland..

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    Abstract

    Adopting a cross-disciplinary approach influenced by a sociological perspective this paper assesses the implications of a post-disciplinary approach to design and how this is inflected in new cultures of design. This is supported by an examination of the role of design culture and the emergence of participatory design approaches. Within the framework, we explore the value of boundaries as creative sites of action rather than obstacles or impediments to post-disciplinary working. We also describe a number of techniques and approaches to post-disciplinary design that inform, guide and act as provocations for this new approach to understanding design. This includes the use of bricolage in co-creation where technology, social factors and design are defined in terms of connection and juxtaposition, we will also be describing object design and design for experimentation. Finally, this paper highlights the challenges to design practice with the promotion of a more ‘romantic’ engagement with innovation.

    Item Type: Article
    Journal or Publication Title: Proceedings of the 8th European Academy Of Design Conference: Connexity. 1st-3rd April 2009, The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland.
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
    Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Sociology
    Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
    Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts
    ID Code: 26400
    Deposited By: Dr Monika Buscher
    Deposited On: 08 May 2009 13:16
    Refereed?: Yes
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 16:32
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/26400

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