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Claudia Mareis



Interdisciplinary Design, Research


'Design als Wissenskultur'


'Design as knowledge culture', research

'Design as knowledge culture', research


This far-ranging study under the title 'Design as Knowledge Culture' was written as a Ph.D. thesis between the years 2006 and 2011. It traces the history of design methodology and research in an analytical perspective, starting from the time of the Design Methods Movement in the 1960s. It thus makes a fundamental contribution to the investigation of historical factors which are still influential in current debates on theory of design and design research today – especially with reference to the currently much discussed approaches towards a 'design research based on practice'.   

Comment by the nominators:
This far-ranging historically based study supplies important fundamentals with a view to intensifying and objectifying current discussions about design research as a basis for reproducible design knowledge.