On this seminar we discussed two theoretical papers:
The Uneasy Relationship between Design and Design Research by Gui Bonsiepe.
From a Design Science to a Design Discipline: Understanding Designerly ways of thinking, by Nigel Cross
A bunch of researchers form different institutions, departments and centers discussed the two theory papers in relation to their own research perspectives. This time the participants included Eva Maria Jernsand, Helena Kraff at HDK (School of design and craft), Ingo Rauth at Division of Innovation Engineering and Management and Chalmers Center for Business and Innovation, Maria Håkansson at Department of Applied IT, Viktor Hjort af Ornäs at Chalmers Design and Human Factors, Sara Ljungblad at LOTS Design.
By meeting once a month researchers can provide high level feedback on each others research papers and discuss other important work, such as theory papers, related to design-oriented research. This will support design-oriented researchers to generate research knowledge on design that is valuable across different design-related fields. Researchers and Ph.D. students in design-oriented research are invited to the seminarie series. Each seminar should consist of a mix of people from HDK, GU, Chalmers and Borås and we discuss 2-3 papers/work.