Mapping interdisciplinary design research as flow around a medidisciplinary sea

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    This chapter aims to draw a map of a design research project. It purposes to contextualise interaction design within less related, more diverse disciplines, within interdisciplinary research. Perhaps unique role for design research might even be described as Medidisciplinary. In attempting to remap the projects as much outside as inside the Triangle, the first challenge is to identify the disciplines, fields and communities, beyond design research, that they involved. Outside the Triangle, Speech Hedge was much more informed by the state of the art in speech technology and in particular the Centre for Speech Technology Research at the University of Edinburgh–but there was also more spontaneous inspiration from contemporary interaction design and graphic design, in particular the work of Orla Kiely, which seems more part of design practice.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe Routledge companion to design research
    EditorsPaul A. Rodgers, Joyce Yee
    Place of PublicationLondon
    PublisherTaylor and Francis Group
    Number of pages12
    ISBN (Electronic)9781317636250, 9781315758466
    ISBN (Print)9780415706070
    Publication statusPublished - 17 Oct 2014

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Arts and Humanities
    • General Social Sciences


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