Creative practices in the design studio culture : collaboration and communication

Vyas, Dhaval, van der Veer, Gerrit , & Nijholt , Anton (2013) Creative practices in the design studio culture : collaboration and communication. Cognition, Technology and Work, 15(4), pp. 415-443.

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For the purpose of developing collaborative support in design studio environments, we have carried out ethnographic fieldwork in professional and academic product design studios. Our intention was to understand design practices beyond the productivity point of view and take into account the experiential, inspirational and aesthetical aspects of design practices. Using examples from our fieldwork, we develop our results around three broad themes by which design professionals support communication and collaboration: (1) use of artefacts, (2) use of space and (3) designerly practices. We use the results of our fieldwork for drawing implications for designing technologies for the design studio culture.

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ID Code: 69395
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Ethnography, CSCW, Design studio, Design practices
DOI: 10.1007/s10111-012-0232-9
ISSN: 1435-5558
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: The Author(s) 2012. This article is published with open access at
Deposited On: 27 Mar 2014 05:07
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 23:56

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