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Reflections on a Synergistic Format for Disseminating Research Through Design

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Abi Durrant


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Research through design as a form of research inquiry is becoming a more common approach within HCI and Design. However, questions as to how research generated through this approach is validated, disseminated and perceived are of current debate. This paper describes the ethos and approach of a recent conference (Research Through Design (RTD)), which introduced a novel format foregrounding the research artifact through both exhibition and dialogical round-table discussion sessions. We document critical reflections from organizers and delegates, which demonstrate how this format offers a more synergistic approach for the dissemination of 'research through design', and discuss key practical and philosophical challenges therein, contributing to a broader discussion of what it means to practice research through design as a form of inquiry.

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Author(s): Wallace J, Yee J, Durrant A

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: CHI '14 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA '14)

Year of Conference: 2014

Pages: 781-792

Publisher: ACM Press


DOI: 10.1145/2559206.2578865

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ISBN: 9781450324748


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