This volume presents 25 essays on the philosophy of design. With contributions originating from philosophy and design research, and from product design to architecture, it gives a rich spectrum of state of the art research and brings together studies on philosophical topics in which design plays a key role and design research to which philosophy contributes. Coverage zooms in on specific and more well-known design disciplines but also includes less-studied disciplines, such as graphic design, interior architecture and exhibition design. In addition, contributors take up traditional philosophical issues, such as epistemology, politics, phenomenology and philosophy of science. Some essays cover philosophical issues that emerge in design, for instance what design can do in addressing societal problems, while other essays analyze main-stream philosophical issues in which design is part of the argument, as for instance abduction and aesthetics. Readers will discover new research with insightful analyses of design research, design thinking and the specificity of design. Overall, this comprehensive overview of an emerging topic in philosophy will be of great interest to researchers and students.
Table of Contents
1. Why Aren’t There More Scientific Theories About Designing? (Jordan Beck).- 2. Collisions: Or When the Clinamen Comes to Design (Jamie Brassett).- 3. Design Research as a Meta-Discipline (Anne Caplan).- 4. Intervention, Causality and Explanation: What Can We Learn from Engineering? (Silvia De Bianchi).- 5. Models as Mediators in Engineering Design: Generative and Epistemic Function of Models in Engineering Design (Claudia Eckert).- 6. Conceptualizing Aesthetics in Design: A Phenomenological Framework (Mads Nygaard Folkmann).- 7. Responsive Cohesion as the Foundational Value of Good Design (Warwick Fox).- 8. A Case for Graphic Design Thinking (Katherine Gillieson).- 9. Scales of Design: Ecodesign and the Anthropocene (Bertrand Guillaume).- 10. Governmentality, Technologies, & Truth Effects in Communication Design (Katherine Hepworth).- 11. The Black Book: Emilio Ambasz’s University of Design (Matthew Holt).- 12. The Role of Abduction in Production of New Ideas in Design (Lauri Koskela).- 13. Research in Interior Architecture: Interdisciplinary Viewpoints and Research Approaches (Ann Petermans).- 14. Phenomenology in Spatial Design Disciplines: Could It Offer a Bridge to Sustainability? (Emina Kristina Petrović).- 15. 'Perennial Prototypes’: Science Exhibit Design as Pragmatic Enquiry (Kim Kullman).- 16. The Design of Nothing: A Working Philosophy (Paul A. Rodgers).- 17. Ecological Design as an Ecology of Love: Epistemological and Ethical Implications (Gonzalo Salazar).- 18. The Philosophical Underpinnings of Design Theory (Anne-Françoise Schmidt).- 19. Scratching the Surface: Appearance as Bridging Concept between Design Ontology and Design Aesthetics (Annina Schneller).- 20. Design Representation (James Andrew Self).- 21. The Environmental Gamble: Philosophical Issues Lurking Behind “Green Design” (Sue Spaid).- 22. Notes for an Aesthetics of Design for Social Innovation (Virginia Tassinari).- 23. On Testing Engineering Design Methods: Explanation, Reverse Engineering, and Constitutive Relevance (Dingmar van Eck).- 24. Effects of Design and Sustainable Design of Technical Artefacts (Karina Vissonova).- 25. The Specificity of Design Research: How Design Knowledge can Enter the Great Archive of Science (Paolo Volonté).- 26. Arational Design (Thomas Wendt).- 27. The Varieties of Good Design (Salu Ylirisku).