Abstract

The present study is an example of an empirical design research project based on design teams. Our main goal is to describe, understand and analyze the communication processes which take place inside a design team working on a design project for a short period of time. This paper presents the main observations and results of two case studies based on two design fields: Architecture and Graphic design. The paper’s contribution lies on the methodology used, combining qualitative and quantitative methods of analysis, and involving the designers’ point of view at various steps of the research process. In this way, we consider the value of this study twofold: first, it served as a ‘vehicle of communication’ between the research team and the design team and second, the structured methodology followed taking into consideration recognized methods, such as Linkography, and adapting them to the communication focus of this study.

Keywords:

Design Methodology, Team Design, Communication, Case Studies, Content, Structure, Linkography

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Jul 7th, 12:00 AM

Understanding Team Design Communication through the Designer’s Eye: a Descriptive-Analytic Approach

The present study is an example of an empirical design research project based on design teams. Our main goal is to describe, understand and analyze the communication processes which take place inside a design team working on a design project for a short period of time. This paper presents the main observations and results of two case studies based on two design fields: Architecture and Graphic design. The paper’s contribution lies on the methodology used, combining qualitative and quantitative methods of analysis, and involving the designers’ point of view at various steps of the research process. In this way, we consider the value of this study twofold: first, it served as a ‘vehicle of communication’ between the research team and the design team and second, the structured methodology followed taking into consideration recognized methods, such as Linkography, and adapting them to the communication focus of this study.

 

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