Caradt researcher Eke Rebergen will be one of the speakers at the SIA Conference “BREAKING BOUNDARIES WITH PRACTICE-ORIENTED RESEARCH” on November 25th in Hilversum.
“Beelden van Applied Science Research” (book title)
Researchers view the world as it is. Designers want to change the world. Applied Design Research is a form of practice-oriented research that both approaches are integrated, in order to gain new knowledge and to develop practical solutions. The national lecturersplatform NADR (Network Applied Design Research) brings together lecturers/researchers who practice Applied Design Research in very diverse fields, ranging form healthcare to retail to the food industry. The experiences of these researchers have been recorded in a new book that will be presented during this working session at the SIA conference. It is not a recipe book, but it does offer a glimpse behind the scenes of 22 professorships. This provides a rich picture of what Applied Design Research is, how to apply it and what to expect from it.
More information on the publication Beelden van Applied Science Research
For more information about the presentation please visit SIA Conference 2021
Eke about his presentation at SIA:
‘The importance (actually the necessity) of raising and addressing problems in design research. That is why the chapter we contributed to this book ‘Looking for trouble’. If the design research focuses on that, then you get a completely different type of design projects and design results than what we see in the creative industry currently. In the presentation I included the following quote from our chapter: “In this type of project, the focus is not on an effective solution or lucrative improvement, but on challenging the structural problems and undesirable developments”. I briefly showed how we are experimenting with this shift of focus with second-year Avans CMD students. I also touched on how the design field is already paying attention to this kind of design research. In doing so, the designer must consciously choose a position and not deliver an ultimately non-binding design from a comfortable distance from the problem.’