Category Archives: Design theory

Design and Science

Can design advance science, and can science advance design? On Professor Neri Oxman’s Krebs Cycle of Creativity of the relationship between the disciplines, design and science are opposite one another on the circle, and the output of one is not … Continue reading

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Design as Participation

A consideration of design as a form of participation in complex adaptive systems. This new generation of designers that work with complex adaptive systems. Why are they so much more humble than their predecessors who designed, you know, stuff? The … Continue reading

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Distributed Cognition – A methodological note

Humans are closely coupled with their environments. They rely on being ‘embedded’ to help coordinate the use of their internal cognitive resources with external tools and resources. Consequently, everyday cognition, even cognition in the absence of others, may be viewed … Continue reading

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