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.
|Title of host publication||Universal Design Theory - proceedings of the workshop Design Theory|
|Place of Publication||Aachen|
|Publication status||Published - 1998|
|Event||Workshop Universal Design Theory May 1998 - Karlsruhe, Germany|
Duration: 1 May 1998 → 1 May 1998
|Conference||Workshop Universal Design Theory May 1998|
|Period||01/05/1998 → 01/05/1998|