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Title: Referencing the sociocultural during designing
Authors: Strickfaden, Megan
Rodgers, Paul #
Issue Date: 2006
Host Document: WonderGround- 2006 Design Research Society International Conference
Conference: Wonder Ground location:Lisbon, Portugal date:1-4 November 2006
Abstract: The develpment of an artefact is inherently bound yp with meanings, relationships, and value systems relative to the individuals creating them, and to the context of their immediate and external environments. This paper begins to explore the sociocultural affects on the design process through two field studies within two industrial design education studios. Two separate design groups and projects are followed for extended periods of time in order to collect naturally occurring references. These are analyzed revealing central themes and categories that are presented here as indicators of the varying context of artefact design. In doing so, a model called the design process milieu has been developed and is presented as a framework to understanding the multiple levels of the design environment. The design process milieu includes the local and universal, emic and etic. Some surprising results are revealed about how the sociocultural context and an individual's sociocultural capital may be affecting the design process.
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IC
Appears in Collections:Department of Architecture - miscellaneous
# (joint) last author

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