Monday, March 16, 2015

[Yasmin_discussions] Proceedings of the La Clusaz Conference on Doctoral Education in Design Free for Use

Dear Colleague,

This note answers a repeated question on how others may use, reproduce, and share the proceedings of the La Clusaz Conference on Doctoral Education in Design.

This is an open-access digital edition in .pdf format. Anyone is free to use it or share it as they wish. It is permissible to add it to digital resource collections, digital library collections, educational web sites, or personal web sites.

The reference is:

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.

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

The Table of Contents appears below.

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 - Christena Nippert-Eng
Some experiences in creating the foundation and methods of design research in Finland - Pirkko Anttila
Sokalled language theory - 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 - 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 - 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 - Julian Malins & Carole Gray
Grounding research in practice - Sidney Newton & Tim Marshall
What could art learn from design, what might design learn from art? - 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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