Practice-Based Design Research provides a companion to masters and PhD programs in design research through practice. The contributors address a range of models and approaches to practice-based research, consider relationships between industry and academia, researchers and designers, discuss initiatives to support students and faculty during the research process, and explore how students' experiences of undertaking practice-based research has impacted their future design and research practice. The text is illustrated throughout with case study examples by authors who have set up, taught or undertaken practice-based design research, in a range of national and institutional contexts.
Laurene Vaughan is Professor of Design and Communication at RMIT University, Australia.
1. Introducing Practice Based Design Research Laurene Vaughan Part 1: Exploring Different Models and Approaches to Doctoral Education in Design 2. Designer/Practitioner/Researcher Laurene Vaughan 3. Locating New Knowledge in an Unacknowledged Discourse Bonne Zabolotney 4. Post-Normal Design Research: The Role of Practice-based Research in the Era of Neoliberal Risk Cameron Tonkinwise Part 2: Socio-cultural Impacts of the Design PhD in Practice 5. Designing the PhD curriculum in the design disciplines Henry Mainsah, Andrew Morrison, Jonny Aspen and Cheryl E. Ball 6. Doctoral Training for Practitioners: ADAPTr (Architecture, Design and Art Practice research) a European Commission Marie Curie Initial Training Network Richard Blythe and Marcello Stamm? 7. Knowledge Exchange through the Design PhD Ben Dalton, Tom Simmons and Teal Triggs? 8. Educating the Reflective Design Researcher Pelle Ehn and Peter Ullmark? 9. Building theory through design Thomas Markussen Part 3: Structures for Supporting Design Phd Programs 10. Design (research) practice Thomas Binder and Eva Brandt 11. Embracing the literacies of design as means and mode of dissemination Laurene Vaughan 12. Ten green bottles: Reflecting on the exegesis in the thesis by compilation model Andrew Morrison Part 4: Graduate Reflections on the Design Phd in Practice 13. When Words Won't Do: Resisting the impoverishment of knowledge Pia Ednie-Brown 14. Before, during and after a PhD: Curating as a generative and collaborative process of infrastructuring Katherine Moline? 15. The researcherly designer/the designerly researcher Joyce Yee 16. Make Happen: Sense-making the affordances of a practice-based Phd in design Lisa Grocott 16. From Paratexts to Primary Texts: Shifting from a commercial to a research focused design practice Zoe Sadokierski 17. From practice to practice-led research: Challenges and rewards Neal Haslem 18. Grokking the Swamp: Adventures in the Practical Abyss, and Back Again Jeremy Yuille