Building a Cohesive Body of Design Knowledge: Developments from a Design Science Research Perspective

Philip Cash, Kalle A. Piirainen

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    Design is an extremely diverse field where there has been widespread debate on how to build a cohesive body of scientific knowledge. To date, no satisfactory proposition has been adopted across the field – hampering scientific development. Without this basis for bringing research together design researchers have identified difficulties in building on past works, and combining insights from across the field. This work starts to dissolve some of these issues by drawing on Design Science Research to propose an integrated approach for the development of design research knowledge, coupled with pragmatic advice for design researchers. This delivers a number of implications for researchers as well as for the field as a whole.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 20th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED15)
    Number of pages10
    PublisherDesign Society
    Publication date2015
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    Event20th International Conference on Engineering Design: Design for Life - Milan, Italy
    Duration: 27 Jul 201531 Jul 2015
    Conference number: 20


    Conference20th International Conference on Engineering Design
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