Manifesto: the Scientist, the Designer and the Craftsman


There is an interesting kind of tension between the disciplines of science, design and craftsmanship, especially where consumer products are the subject. In this manifesto, I take up a position on how being a designer relates to being a craftsman or scientist, and why neither one is the other. Continue reading

Design and Research

Ever since I moved from product design to studying Master of Industrial Design, I have been in love with research.┬áSo I decided: I want to go into ‘Design Research’. But what is design research? Ever helpful Rob Tieben provided me with a clue, in the form of this little list of four ways to do design research:

  • design for research
  • research for design
  • design through research
  • research through design