The truth about designing: conclusions from the video assisted learning in design (VALiD) project

Peter Lloyd, Rianne Valkenburg, Janet McDonnell

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Abstract

Prescriptive models of design often consider designing to be an objective process. We show, in a study requiring two groups of student designers to produce a 10 minute film from their original two and half hour design process, how this is far from the truth. Using qualitative and quantitative analysis we suggest that accounts of designing, while focusing on key events, are determined by how those events fit (or can be made to fit) a particular story narrative. It follows, then, that the prescriptive model is simply one story about designing. We describe the VALiD methodology, a tool for detailed reflection on designing, and speculate that it could be useful in professional design contexts.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of ICED 03, the 14th International Conference on Engineering Design
EditorsAnders Folkeson, Margareta Norell, Ulf Sellgren, Klas Gralen
PublisherDesign Society
Pages377-378
ISBN (Electronic)1904670008
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2003
Externally publishedYes
Event14th International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED 2003 - Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 19 Aug 200321 Aug 2003

Conference

Conference14th International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED 2003
Abbreviated titleICED 03
CountrySweden
CityStockholm
Period19/08/0321/08/03

Keywords

  • Design process
  • Digital video
  • Reflective practice

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