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Towards a new disciplinary framework for contemporary creative design practice.

Dykes, Tommy, Rodgers, Paul and Smyth, Michael (2009) Towards a new disciplinary framework for contemporary creative design practice. CoDesign, 5 (2). pp. 99-116.

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This paper argues for a consistent and new design-specific disciplinary framework that will provide a better understanding of emergent design practice. Design today is characterised by a blurring of traditional design domains (Sanders 2006) and design activities that are backed by other subject specialist areas such as computing, electronics or bioengineering. In order to understand and facilitate collaborative working, a consistent disciplinary framework is required. Furthermore, in understanding complex disciplinary influences this framework provides a method of delineating and analysing emergent practice. To derive the framework this paper explores the existing literature on disciplinary terms. Contemporary creative design practice is then analysed via this taxonomy. To this end, the paper argues that through consistent use of the terms, 'multidisciplinary design', 'crossdisciplinary design', 'interdisciplinary design' and 'transdisciplinary design', distinctions can be made within the increasingly complex domain of contemporary design practice

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: disciplinary framework; designers; hybrid design
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Computing
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 700 Arts & recreation > 700 Arts
000 Computer science, information & general works > 000 Computer science, knowledge & systems > 005 Computer programming, programs & data
Library of Congress Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
Item ID: 3524
Depositing User: Computing Research
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2010 16:55
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2010 16:28
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/3524

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