The authors propose that while many fields of design are involved in reflexive
interactions with design research tools, others are strongly heuristic in both their
application of historic knowledge bases and in the ways in which they allow
themselves to move forward, to construct new knowledge as an extension of craft
thinking with user-centred evidence. These historical frames become a limiting factor
in both the ways that practice can develop but also, more worryingly, in the ways in
which these fields can develop their own research tools.
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Published inDesign Research Society Conference 2018
CitationDOWNS, S.T. and LERPINIERE, C., 2018. The future of heuristic fossils. IN: Storni, C. et al., (eds.), Proceedings of the Design Research Society 2018 (DRS2018), Limerick, Republic of Ireland, 25th to 28th June 2018. Vol 4, Section 14, pp. 1567-1581.
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