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Designing in the real world is complex anyway - so what?
Designing is a heterogeneous, fuzzily defined, floating field of various activities and chunks of ideas and knowledge. Available theories about the foundations of designing as presented in "the basic PARADOX" (Jonas and Meyer-Veden 2004) have evoked the impression of Babylonian confusion. We located the reasons for this "mess" in the "non-fit", which is the problematic relation of theories and subject field. There seems to be a comparable interface problem in theory-building as in designing itself. "Complexity" sounds ...
Research through DESIGN through research - a problem statement and a conceptual sketch
This paper re-addresses the issue of a lacking genuine design research paradigm. It tries to sketch an operational model of such a paradigm, based upon a generic design process model, which is derived from basic notions of evolution and learning in different domains of knowing (and turns out to be not very different from existing ones). It does not abandon the scientific paradigm but concludes that the latter has to be embedded into / subordinated under a design paradigm.
making an inventory for the khk and beyond
"Making an inventory fort the khk and beyond" ist das Ergebnis einer partizipatorischen Umfrage an der Kunsthochschule Kassel. Motviert von der Haltung die Zugänge zu dieser Institution sichtbar(er) zu gestalten und zu hinterfragen, was und wer ist die Kunsthochschule, wurden alle 426 Einreichungen in einem Buch publiziert. Das Buch ist eine Momentaufnahme was man* an der Kunsthochschule wissen, kennen, können, machen, lesen, lassen, ausprobieren [...] sollte.