Residencies by Design: a study into co-designing future programs with museums

Saskia Coulson, Louise Valentine

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This paper offers an advanced conceptualization of what the future of design residencies in museums could look like. It details two co-design workshops devised to engage with people who would be most affected by a new residency model: one was held with past residents and members of staff at the Design Museum in London; the other was held as an exploratory workshop with a diverse group of designers from or based in Scotland, together with members of staff from V&A Dundee. For both, the overall aim is the same: that the groups use human-centred design methods to ideate collective solutions for a future residency. By combining the propositions from these co-design workshops possible solutions (i.e. concept development) are further developed and described with emphasis given to how this can have wider relevance in design management and affiliated research.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference Proceedings of the Design Management Academy
Subtitle of host publicationResearch Perspectives on Creative Intersections
EditorsErik Bohemia, Cees de Bont, Lisbeth Svengren Holm
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherDesign Research Society
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)9781912294138
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventDesign Management Academy 2017 Hong Kong - The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Duration: 7 Jun 20179 Jun 2017


ConferenceDesign Management Academy 2017 Hong Kong
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
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  • Museums
  • Residences
  • Co-design
  • Concept Development


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