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Design for serendipity: a Research through Design approach

  title={Design for serendipity: a Research through Design approach},
  author={Bente Halvorsen},
ing the previous ideas further, I considered making a “relevance map”, showing the DDC classification and the distance of relevance between the books through tags. This is where the models get increasingly complex and might need a closer study. Consider for example the two books The history of Western philosophy and The order of things. They will have a number of tags in common. For example, they both have the tags “sociology”, “history of science”, “history of ideas”, “philosophy”, and… 

Why am I Studying Design?

: Identity development of design students is a dynamic entanglement between personal and professional identities. Yet, literature primarily focuses on professional identity, based on

Serendipity in the Field. Facilitating serendipity in design-driven field studies on ship bridges

Field research requires openness to unforeseen insights and opportunities, especially when designing for complex and dynamic workplaces, such as a ship bridge. In this paper, we investigate how



Wicked Problems in Design Thinking

Introduction Despite efforts to discover the foundations of design thinking in the fine arts, the natural sciences, or most recently, the social sciences, design eludes reduction and remains a

Designerly ways of knowing

Abstract This is the third paper in a series being published in Design Studies, which aims to establish the theoretical bases for treating design as a coherent discipline of study. The first

Speculative metaphors: a design-led approach to the visualisation of library collections

This dissertation will seek to re-imagine the collection through an exploration of the role of metaphor in the visual language of library interfaces and the authors' experience of library collections.

Designerly Ways of Knowing: Design Discipline Versus Design Science

Design and Science I would like to begin this paper with a brief review of some of the historical concerns that have emerged with respect to the relationship between design and science. These

Design Research: a disciplined conversation

Design research is alive and well, and living in an increasing number of places. I find encouraging evidence for this in the grwoth of research-based journals in the design world over the last ten to

The logic of annotated portfolios: communicating the value of 'research through design'

This paper examines Research Through Design as an orientation to so-called 'Third Wave' Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and proposes annotated portfolios as a viable means for communicating design thinking in HCI in a descriptive yet generative and inspirational fashion.


The past decade has seen tremendous interest in design and “design research” from a multitude of perspectives in industry and academia. Indeed, the term “design research” has become part of the

What should we expect from research through design?

It is suggested that the design research community should be wary of impulses towards convergence and standardisation, and instead take pride in its aptitude for exploring and speculating, particularising and diversifying, and - especially - its ability to manifest the results in the form of new, conceptually rich artefacts.

Rigor and Relevance: Knowledge Production in Interaction Design

Interaction design calls for rigor and relevance in its knowledge production. Given the diversity of theories, processes and design contexts within the field, there is a need for further development

Design Research Through Practice: From the Lab, Field, and Showroom

  • M. Zimmerman
  • Art
    IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication
  • 2013
This volume argues that design research needs more than mathematics: it needs many other vocabularies as well, including art, cultural studies, anthropology, cognitive psychology, and communication.