Manifesto: the Scientist, the Designer and the Craftsman

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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