Developing Knowledge for Design by Operationalizing Materials

Anna K. A. Vallgårda, Cecilie Bendixen

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There is a material side of design that we cannot
address through the studies of use and social
practice—the properties and potentials of
materials, forms, and structures must be explored
through another kind of studies. Based on two
cases of experimental design research we analyze
of what such studies could consist—how we can
operationalize material objects by engaging them
in situations that give us access to their properties
and enable us to explore their potential.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Nordic Design Research Conference : Engaging Artifacts
Number of pages10
Publication date2009
Publication statusPublished - 2009
EventNordic Design Research Conference 2009: Engaging Artifacts - Oslo, Norway
Duration: 30 Aug 20091 Sept 2009


ConferenceNordic Design Research Conference 2009: Engaging Artifacts

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