Abstract

This paper examines the role of product/industrial design in scientific research. It reports the results of three case studies in which designers and scientist collaborated. The paper presents the initial findings of these cases, and reflects on the designers’ contribution to research, and on those aspects that can act as a barrier or as a facilitator in designers and scientists’ collaborative endeavour.

Keywords:

Product Design, Industrial Design, Science, Scientific Research, Interdisciplinary, Collaboration, Participatory Approaches.

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Jul 7th, 12:00 AM

Discovery and Creation: Explaining Collaboration Between Designers and Scientists in Scientific Research

This paper examines the role of product/industrial design in scientific research. It reports the results of three case studies in which designers and scientist collaborated. The paper presents the initial findings of these cases, and reflects on the designers’ contribution to research, and on those aspects that can act as a barrier or as a facilitator in designers and scientists’ collaborative endeavour.

 

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