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Urban Sci. 2017, 1(1), 2; doi:10.3390/urbansci1010002

Research by Design: Proposition for a Methodological Approach

Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building, University of Technology Sydney, Ultimo 2007, Australia
Academic Editor: Marialena Nikolopoulou
Received: 18 July 2016 / Revised: 29 August 2016 / Accepted: 6 September 2016 / Published: 12 September 2016
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In this article, the many definitions of research by design are used to build a coherent model for a research by design process. Three phases are identified, each with their own characteristics and types of activities: the pre-design, the design and the post-design phase. In combination with several practical examples of design-led research projects and design studios, these phases are adhered to practical activities and outcomes. Using all this information, the article concludes with proposing a renewed definition of research by design. View Full-Text
Keywords: definition; research by design; research through design; design research; design studio definition; research by design; research through design; design research; design studio

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