Design Talking: How Design Practitioners Talk About Design Research Methods

Celeste Roschuni, Julia Kramer, and Alice Agogino
ASME DETC (2015)


To support the development of TheDesignExchange – a portal to a comprehensive set of design methods applicable to a range of disciplines – we hosted a series of workshops with design students, educators and practitioners. In this paper, we summarize insights gained from the three practitioner workshops associated with early stage design methods used to: Research, Analyze and Communicate. We contrast the practitioner feedback with insights from previous workshops with design students and educators. We also discuss implications for enhancing professional skills and industry practice through design education.