The Role of Artefact Theories in Design

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    Abstract

    This positioning paper reflects personal experiences and considerations related to design research and theories. The multiple object of design theory is pointed out and the possible research questions related to these multiple aspects. The complexity leads to need for simplification, linking together and unification, but we also need a metric: what is a good theory? An important theory dimension in synthesis is the artefact theory, leading to the question of a design language. Such a language might be the core of a universal design theory.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationUniversal Design Theory - proceedings of the workshop Design Theory
    Place of PublicationAachen
    PublisherShaker Verlag
    Publication date1998
    Pages57-72
    Publication statusPublished - 1998
    EventWorkshop Universal Design Theory May 1998 - Karlsruhe, Germany
    Duration: 1 May 19981 May 1998

    Conference

    ConferenceWorkshop Universal Design Theory May 1998
    CountryGermany
    CityKarlsruhe
    Period01/05/199801/05/1998

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