Design space conceptual tool: grasping the design process
2005 (English)In: Proceedings of Nordes, the Nordic Design Research Conference, ‘In the Making’, Nordes, Copenhagen, May 29–31, 2005., 2005Conference paper (Refereed)
This paper concerns an alternative and relatively simple model of the design process that can be used as a conceptual tool for designing a design process. Three different examples are used to test and show the model’s relevance. This model takes a quite different turn on the process: instead of describing the process as if it would start from a problem, it suggests that it is actually the solutions that are actively used when designing. These possible solutions are referred to as the ‘design space’. The paper also provides a methodological framework for understanding the different approaches with which methods can be used. Here the concepts ‘explorative’ and ‘experimental’ are essential. Finally some aspects of ‘constraints’ are discussed in relation to the design space. The model can be used for reflecting on as well as designing design processes in education, in research and commercially.
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Design process, design methodology, design tools, design education, design space, interdisciplinarity
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-11253OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-11253DiVA: diva2:271521
the Nordic Design Research Conference