Into the Wild: Beyond the Design Research Lab
Publisher : Springer
Release Date : 2019-07-03
ISBN 13 : 3030180204
Total Pages : 235 pages
Rating : 4.3/5 (18 users downloads)
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Download or read book Into the Wild: Beyond the Design Research Lab written by Alan Chamberlain and published by Springer. This book was released on 2019-07-03 with total page 235 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This edited collection opens up new intellectual territories and articulates the ways in which academics are theorising and practicing new forms of research in ‘wild’ contexts. Many researchers are choosing to leave the familiarity of their laboratory-based settings in order to pursue in-situ studies ‘in the wild’ that can help them to better understand the implications of their work in real-world settings. This has naturally led to ethical, philosophical and practical reappraisals with regard to the taken for granted lab-based modus operandi of scientific, cultural and design-based ways of working. This evolving movement has led to a series of critical debates opening up around the nature of research in the wild, but up until now these debates have not been drawn together in a coherent way that could be useful in an academic context. The book brings together applied, methodological and theoretical perspectives relating to this subject area, and provides a platform and a source of reference material for researchers, students and academics to base their work on. Cutting across multiple disciplines relating to philosophy, sociology, ethnography, design, human–computer interaction, science, history and critical theory, this timely collection appeals to a broad range of academics in varying fields of research.