DTRS7: Design Meeting Protocols
Tutorial on Analysing Design Meetings at IASDR2009
Peter Lloyd and Janet McDonnell gave a 1-day tutorial on Analysing Design Meetings at the International Association for Societies of Design Research (IASDR09) Conference in Seoul, South Korea on Saturday 17th October.
Attendees who registered for the tutorial will find the transcripts and video materials on the Downloads page, along with the tutorial slides.
About: Designing has now been published (July 2009)!
The book originating from the DTRS7 workshop has now been published by Taylor & Francis. It has been edited by Janet McDonnell and Peter Lloyd and is titled: About: Design - Analysing Design Meetings. Information about ordering is available here [pdf]
About: Designing advances our understanding of design thinking through different analyses of a common set of data. Researchers from leading centres around the world were invited to analyse the material and apply their research expertise to show how analysing design meetings can increase our understanding of design as a social process. The twenty-one contributions to this book are the result of an extensive international collaboration.
The international workshop Design Meeting Protocols was the 7th in the series of Design Thinking Research Symposia. As with DTRS2 the focus was on an analysis of a common dataset. For DTRS7 data was film of actual design meetings taking place in two design firms. One firm was an architectural design practice, while the other was a product design practice. You can view the Virtual Workshop with video of all workshop presentations.
The workshop was held from 19th - 21st September 2007 at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in Central London and was organised by Nigel Cross and Peter Lloyd (Open University), Rachael Luck (Reading University), Janet McDonnell (Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design), and Fraser Reid (Plymouth University).
Before the workshop research groups were required to analyse the same dataset. These are data obtained by the workshop organisers of real design meetings. These data were distributed to research groups, who then produced a paper focusing on an aspect of the data.
Themes that were explored in the data included:
• Understanding Process
• Values in Designing
• Aspects of Design Content
• Design Process Models
• Language, Discourse, and Gesture
• Constructing Roles
• Designing Context
• Objects, References, and Representations
Pre-prints were available for discussion at the workshop and an edited book published by Taylor and Francis has now been published (July 2009). Selected papers appeared in special issues of the Journals Design Studies and CoDesign.
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