You Need To Focus To Validate

Isaksson, Ola; Eckert, Claudia; Panarotto, Massimo and Malmqvist, Johan (2020). You Need To Focus To Validate. In: Proceedings of the Design Society: DESIGN Conference, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1 pp. 31–40.



Many research students find challenges when validating their research. Especially when they have expectations to contribute to both practice and the research body of knowledge. This paper argues that a key to successful validation of design research lies in the ability to focus on what to validate in advance of how to validate. The paper provide a set of guidelines to support a discussion on how to converge to a claim that actually can be validated. The paper reports on experiences from PhD level course on validation in design research.

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