The third space: a hypothetical framework of triadic co-evolution

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It is widely acknowledged that design processes can seem fuzzy, and designers are often challenged in accounting epistemically for whatever brings them from nothing to something - to ‘the ultimate particular’ (Nelson & Stolterman, 2012). In order to explore and explicate some of the mechanisms underlying design processes, my PhD-study explores evolution of design processes focusing on ill-defined problems and self-imposed constraints. This paper presents a hypothetical framework combining and extending existing theories of Problem Solving based on Reitman (1964), and Co-evolution of Problem/Solution (e.g. Dorst & Cross, 2001), proposing an alternative representation of design process evolution. The framework will serve as analytical tool applied to a case study of design processes under execution, and will thus be examined during further research. The hypothesized adequacy of the framework is supported by a pilot case study of 23 initial state design project cases. Analysis of the cases has raised questions with regard to comprehension of design process in terms of existing concepts. I will briefly present these, and thereupon introduce the framework. With this paper, I invite discussion of the framework, which by the time of the conference will have been exposed to empirical content on which to elaborate and deliberate.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Publikationsdato2 nov. 2015
Antal sider10
StatusUdgivet - 2 nov. 2015

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