Experiments in experience: towards an alignment of research through design and john dewey’s pragmatism

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)
41 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

This article explores John Dewey's theories of inquiry, communication and existence in relation to design inquiry or, more particularly, research which incorporates design practice. Held in combination, these theories are seen to offer a unique approach to knowledge. This approach, it is argued, can be readily appropriated within existing methodological formulations of design research. By way of demonstration, I conclude the article by outlining a number of key features of Dewey's theories, which are seen to hold the potential to enrich the epistemological basis of design inquiry as a research approach.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-16
Number of pages12
JournalDesign Issues
Volume35
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2019

Keywords

  • Design Research
  • Pragmatism
  • John Dewey
  • Design Epistemology
  • pragmatism
  • design research
  • design epistemology

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Experiments in experience: towards an alignment of research through design and john dewey’s pragmatism'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Profiles

    No photo of Brian Dixon

    Brian Dixon

    Person: Academic

    Research Output

    • 1 Citations
    • 2 Article

    Processing the method: Linking Deweyan logic and design-in-research

    Dixon, B. & French, T., 10 Aug 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Design Studies.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Open Access
    File
  • Cite this