Koskinen, Ilpo and Binder, Thomas and Redström, Johan (2009) LAB, FIELD, GALLERY, AND BEYOND. Artifact, 2 (1). pp. 46-57.

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Over the last 10 years we have seen a growing number of researchers integrating design experiments in their research inquiries. Initially, this work borrowed heavily from neighboring fields, employing a dual strategy in which design experiments and their evaluation were largely treated as separate processes that were often carried out by different people. More recently, design researchers have developed several approaches that integrate design-specific work methods into research. This paper takes a methodological look at three such established approaches that the authors call Lab, Field, and Gallery. They are described and their similarities and differences analyzed. In conclusion, whether design research today needs foundations based on the standards established for other disciplines is discussed.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Design research; gallery; field studies; laboratory; research through design
ID Code:3541
Deposited By:Johan Redström
Deposited On:03 Feb 2009
Last Modified:14 Nov 2013 14:38

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