Sunday, March 8, 2015

[Yasmin_discussions] Proceedings of the La Clusaz Conference on Doctoral Education in Design Now Online

Dear Colleague,

David Durling and I have released the proceedings of the La Clusaz Conference on Doctoral Education in Design as an open-access digital edition in .pdf format. This is a page-for-page scan of the original edition.

Durling, David and Ken Friedman, editors. 2000. Doctoral Education in Design. Foundations for the Future. Proceedings of the La Clusaz Conference, July 8-12, 2000. Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom: Staffordshire University Press.

While the file is quite large, it is high quality and easy to use, with hyperlinks that go from the table of contents direct to each chapter.

You will find a full downloadable copy in the "PhD Training, Skills, and Supervision" section of my Academia page at:

The Table of Contents follows.

Best regards,

Ken Friedman

Doctoral Education in Design. Foundations for the Future. Proceedings of the La Clusaz Conference.

Session 1: Philosophies and theories of design

Design knowledge: Context, content and continuity - Ken Friedman

Towards a poetics of designing - Keith Russell

Design as being in service - Harold Nelson & Erik Stolterman

Design and existential meaning - Jan Verwijnen

A philosophical home for design - Charles Owen

A meta-theoretical basis for design theory - Terence Love

Propositions of human-centeredness: A philosophy for design - Klaus Krippendorff

An interpretive-contextual framework for research in and through design - Jill Franz

Meanwhile, back on the ranch - Cal Swann

The foundations of interaction design: Philosophy and the ecology of design culture - Richard Buchanan

Design and evolution - John Broadbent & Steve Harfield

Design as a discipline - Nigel Cross

Toward a philosophy of science for design research. An heuristic approach - Johan Olaisen & Ken Friedman

How design creates value: Some elements of a research program - Tore Kristensen

Designing in a situated domain. - Stefano Maffei & Francesco Zurlo

On reason and habit: An Aristotelian approach to design theory - Susan Stewart


Session 2: Foundations and methods of design research

Constructing knowledge of design, part 1: Understanding concepts in design research - Keiichi Sato

Constructing knowledge of design, part 2: Questions - an approach to design research - Sharon Helmer Poggenpohl

Research methods for design science research - John S Gero

The integrated conglomerate approach: A suggestion for a generic model of design research - Birger Sevaldson

Patterns of visual perception - Norman Sheehan

Pedagogy with primates: Exploring the craft of fieldwork and user-centered design - Christena Nippert-Eng

Some experiences in creating the foundation and methods of design research in Finland - Pirkko Anttila

Sokalled language theory: Lessons for the philosophy of science from urban design? - Marion Roberts & Fergus Carnegie

On method: The problem of objectivity - Michael A R Biggs

Knowledge of context and its benefits for design professions - Stephen Awoniyi

Researching designing: Cycles of design research - Robert Jerrard

Theoretical perspectives, design research and the PhD thesis - Terence Love

Complexity, uncertainty, adaptability: Reflections around design research - Silvia Pizzocaro

Session 3: Form and structure for the doctorate in design

A background to doctoral awards - Bruce Archer

Theoretical perspectives in the PhD thesis: How many? - Terence Love

Art and technology: A new unit? - Pelle Ehn & Carl Henrik Svenstedt

New structures of design education as basis for a doctoral thesis in design - Ralph Bruder

The development of research education and training in art and design: A personal view - Darren Newbury

Journeymen and salarymen. Design doctorates in Japan. - John P. Shackleton & Kazuo Sugiyama

Not everything made of steel is a battleship - John Langrish

A turning point: The very first PhD program in industrial design in Taiwan - Kuohsiang Chen

Design in the UK: Some reflections on the emerging PhD - David Durling

Initiating an interdisciplinary doctoral program: Perspectives from a new program - Michael D. Kroelinger & Jacques R. Giard

Leading the field or behind the times? Doctoral research in typography and graphic communication - Sue Walker

Universities and design research - Vasco A. Branco, Joao Branco, Carlos Aguiar Pinto & Francisco Providencia

Myth or reality: Architectural research - Donald Dunbar

Form and structure of the doctorate in design: Prelude to a multilogue - Ken Friedman

Session 4: The relationship between practice and research

Problems and benefits of building a research-based design curriculum - Lorraine Justice

Towards the operationalisation of design research as reflection in and on action and practice - Stephen AR Scrivener

Knowledge and the artefact - Chris Rust, Scott Hawkins, Graham Whiteley, Adrian Wilson & James Roddis

Educating the practice-based researcher: Developing new environments for collaborative and constructive learning - Julian Malins & Carole Gray

Grounding research in practice - Sidney Newton & Tim Marshall

What could art learn from design, what might design learn from art? Some practice-based art doctorates. - Beryl Graham

Activity theory in a "trading zone" for design research and practice - Judith Gregory

Design research and the wealth of nations - Pekka Korvenmaa

Triad collaboration between school, industry and government for bridging research and practice in design - Kun-Pyo Lee

Research by design - John Redmond

Artifact versus text in design research - Lars-Henrik Stahl

Experiencing architecture: From practice to research - Henrika Ojala

Cross-functional and inter-disciplinary integration for doctoral education in design - Brynjulf Tellefsen

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