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Making as Growth: Narratives in Materials and Process

  As an activity, research through design gives rise to new knowledge from both creative processes and, if there are any, resultant artifacts. Arguably, all creative practitioners are researchers of one kind or another, whether through materials, aesthetics, technologies, ethnographies, or cultural theory. It also can be argued that research methods in creative practice have not so much been invented or applied to validate academic integrity, but instead they have unfolded and emerged as enquiry has deepened. In this way, the design researcher has the means to re-position their projects to frame premeditated research questions and objectives within their work, and in some cases, apply research questions after practice has taken place

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    05 July 2017

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    MIT Press - Journals

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  • Library of Congress:

    NC Drawing Design Illustration

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    740 Drawing & decorative arts

  • Funders:

    Edinburgh Napier Funded


Lambert, I., & Speed, C. (2017). Making as Growth: Narratives in Materials and Process. Design Issues, 33(3), 104-109.



Design, making, research, material, narrative, process, craft,

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