• (Un)Frayling design research in design education for the 21Cth

Galdon, Fernando ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0664-5446 and Hall, Ashley ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4142-6879, 2021, Conference or Workshop, (Un)Frayling design research in design education for the 21Cth at 14th EAD Conference; Safe harbours, Lancaster, UK, 11-16 Oct 2021.

Abstract or Description:

This paper will focus on redefining design research education for the 21 Cth by reviewing seminal theoretical work in the field of design by Archer (1968), Cross (1983), Jones (1970), and contemporary critiques such as Herriott (2019), or Galdon & Hall (2019). In this context, we will contextualise critical issues emerging from Christopher Frayling’s seminal paper Research in art and design. By implementing an historical account into previous work, we will understand why Frayling did what he did, why he articulated his framework in the way he did, and the fundamental problems arising from it. In the process, building from previous work of the authors, this paper repositions the ontological nature of design knowledge around notions of prospectivity, abductivity, and probabilism. This position emancipates design from the present, thus overcoming the scientific/tacit paradigms, and liberates design to operate in its future-led prospective and transformational nature. This position aligns with Blauvert’s (2008), third wave of design focused on a multiplicity of contingent, boundaried and conditional solutions.

Official URL: https://eadresearch.org/unfrayling-design-research...
Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W200 Design studies
School or Centre: Research & Innovation
School of Design
Copyright Holders: The copyright of each paper in this conference proceedings is the property of the author(s)
Uncontrolled Keywords: abductive reasoning, prospective, probabilistic knowledge, theory
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2021 15:37
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2022 11:55
URI: https://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/4907
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