Empirical research through design

D.V. Keyson, M. Bruns

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    Abstract

    This paper describes the empirical research through design method (ERDM), which differs from current approaches to research through design by enforcing the need for the designer, after a series of pilot prototype based studies, to a-priori develop a number of testable interaction design hypothesis which are then embedded in a working prototype and tested in context with target users. The approach builds on contextual enquiry methods such as context mapping leading to a verifiable working prototype while contributing to fundamental design knowledge. A case study is described to illustrate the application of the ERDM method.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Association of Societies of Design Research Conference (IASDR'09), 18-22 October 2009, Seoul, Korea
    Pages4548-4557
    Publication statusPublished - 2009

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