Could a design be the product of scientific work to be compared with a scientific report? If so, under which conditions and when? The topic is eagerly discussed both within and outside of faculties of architecture. On the web-site of the Design Research Society (DRS) there is a lively debate on what a design study and a study by design really...book chapter 2002
In this book study by design – also called research by or through design – is defined as the development of knowledge by designing, studying the effects of this design, changing the design itself or its context, and studying the effects of the transformations. The ‘TOTE-model’ from systems analysis may be recognised in this : Test → Operate →...book chapter 2002
This methodological book describes eight forms of study as they relate to design:book chapter 2002
- Naming and describing;
- Design research and typology;
- Programming and optimising;
- Technical study;
- Design study;
- Study by design.
These eight sections are the spine of the work. Its...
Knowledge from study may be transferred in different ways: in words and images, via lectures and exhibitions, in the form of articles or books; and electronically.book chapter 2002
For the time being, the form used most frequently is written publication in text and illustration. However publishing on CD-ROM and the Internet are witnessing rapid development....