Abstract

his paper describes a personal journey beginning at the Department of Design Research (DDR), Royal College of Art in 1967 under the leadership of Bruce Archer and culminating in the newly formed Design Innovation Research Centre (DIRC) at the University of Technology Sydney under the guidance of Kees Dorst in 2015. The paper compares the processes and outcomes of the two centres in shaping design research with a particular focus on design in the public sector. The paper concludes with some reflections on the influence the different approaches have had on the way designers design.

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history: public sector; theory, design thinking

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Jun 17th, 12:00 AM

Closing the circle

his paper describes a personal journey beginning at the Department of Design Research (DDR), Royal College of Art in 1967 under the leadership of Bruce Archer and culminating in the newly formed Design Innovation Research Centre (DIRC) at the University of Technology Sydney under the guidance of Kees Dorst in 2015. The paper compares the processes and outcomes of the two centres in shaping design research with a particular focus on design in the public sector. The paper concludes with some reflections on the influence the different approaches have had on the way designers design.

 

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