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

  title={The logic of annotated portfolios: communicating the value of 'research through design'},
  author={John Bowers},
  booktitle={Conference on Designing Interactive Systems},
This paper examines Research Through Design as an orientation to so-called 'Third Wave' Human Computer Interaction (HCI). A number of recent critical reflections are reviewed and the 'disciplinary anxieties', which this approach to HCI has aroused, are discussed. Drawing on Feyerabend's philosophical scepticism over methods and contributions to the Sociology of Science, it is suggested that design research might build its own 'limited rationality' rather than be brought in line with supposed… CONTINUE READING
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