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‘Doing designing’: on the practical analysis of design in practice

Luck, Rachael (2012). ‘Doing designing’: on the practical analysis of design in practice. Design Studies, 33(6) pp. 521–529.

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A strong sense of ‘the social’ underscores the study of design. This can be traced through seminal texts including Bucciarelli’s study of engineers at work (1994), in recognising designers’ reflective practices (Sch€on, 1983; Schon & Wiggins, 1992) and predating this, in the design research founders’ commitment to design’s social intent (Alexander, 1979; Archer, 1984 [1965]; Jones, 1970). This commitment to
progress our understanding of the social nature of design is developed in this special issue ‘Studying Design in Practice’. Here we draw attention to the study of design as it is practiced through the application of the analytic orientation of ethnomethodology and conversation analysis, and to the empirical, investigatory matters associated with it.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2012 Elsevier Ltd.
ISSN: 0142-694X
Keywords: design practice; ethnomethodology; conversation analysis
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Engineering and Innovation
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: Design and Innovation
Item ID: 37731
Depositing User: Rachael Luck
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2013 09:23
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2018 01:33
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