A photograph is evidence of nothing but itself

Jonathan Bremner, Mark Roxburgh

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The Routledge Companion to Design Research offers a comprehensive examination of design research, celebrating the plurality of design research and the wide range of conceptual, methodological, technological and theoretical approaches evident in contemporary design research. This volume comprises 39 original and high quality design research chapters from contributors around the world, with offerings from the vast array of disciplines in and around modern design praxis, including areas such as industrial and product design, visual communication, interaction design, fashion design, service design, engineering and architecture. The Companion is divided into five distinct sections with chapters that examine the nature and process of design research, the purpose of design research, and how one might embark on design research. They also explore how leading design researchers conduct their design research through formulating and asking questions in novel ways, and the creative methods and tools they use to collect and analyse data. The Companion also includes a number of case studies that illustrate how one might best communicate and disseminate design research through contributions that offer techniques for writing and publicising research. The Routledge Companion to Design Research will have wide appeal to researchers and educators in design and design-related disciplines such as engineering, business, marketing, computing, and will make an invaluable contribution to state-of-the-art design research at postgraduate, doctoral, and post-doctoral levels and teaching across a wide range of different disciplines.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge companion to design research
EditorsPaul Rodgers, Joyce Yee
Place of PublicationAbingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781315758466
ISBN (Print)9780415706070
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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    Bremner, J., & Roxburgh, M. (2014). A photograph is evidence of nothing but itself. In P. Rodgers, & J. Yee (Eds.), The Routledge companion to design research (1st ed., pp. 203-214). Routledge.