Design research for the real world : a design-led innovation model for action research
Price, Rebecca, Wrigley, Cara, Matthews, Judy H., & Dreiling, Alexander (2014) Design research for the real world : a design-led innovation model for action research. In Laakso, Miko & Ekman, Kalevi (Eds.) 10th International NORD Design Conference, Design Society, Espoo, Finland, pp. 154-163.
The aim of this paper is to aid researchers in undertaking action research within industry with a particular focus on the study of design-led innovation. This paper presents the research design of a case study shaped to solve real world problems concerning a major Australian Airport Corporation by bridging the chasm between academia and industry. The researcher’s role is one of design-innovation catalyst, facilitating the integration of design as a new strategic capability and innovation approach within an organisation’s fabric. A discussion of the researcher experience within industry will provide evidence on the challenges facing such a research role, with strategies for overcoming these barriers presented. Based on the authors’ experience as a researcher within industry and reflection within practice, a project progression model for action research is presented to enable the improved management of industry based research.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||design-led innovation, action research, industry engagement, reflection|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > DESIGN PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT (120300) > Design Innovation (120302)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Current > Schools > School of Management
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2014 [please consult the author]|
|Deposited On:||07 Aug 2014 21:54|
|Last Modified:||17 Aug 2016 23:20|
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