The thesis in details
sorry, just in italian for the moment…
The thesis in details
Ethnographic approach to design knowledge. Dialogue and participation as discovery tools within complex knowledge contexts
This paper has been presented at IASDR conference 2009
Rigor and Relevance in Design Research, 18-22 October 2009, Seoul, South Korea conference website
Ethnographic approach to design knowledge.
Dialogue and participation as discovery tools within complex knowledge contexts
get the full text proceeding | by Francesca Valsecchi, Paolo Ciuccarelli
Keyword: design methodology, ethnography, dialogue, knowledge tools, knowledge sharing
The following paper explores two main concepts: a) the ethnography as a thick and qualitative observation method, which refers to an active interpretation of the traditional ethnography by the communication design research mindset; b)
Cooperative design knowledge.
Creative actions overlook sharing practice.
This doctoral program researched the issues of knowledge production and sharing within design communities.
Starting from the exploration of the local and contextual environment of tools and resources that are usually considered as design knowledge, it suggests a possible cross-field between the field of design knowledge management and the knowledge production practices that typify the cooperation within networks.
This cross-field bases on the increasing presence and significance of the digital knowledge within the wide context of knowledge systems. Internet is considered as a world of fresh inspiration for cooperation and sharing, that offers to contemporary practitioners technology patterns useful to the (digital) knowledge management, and also suggests the existence of a culture that has cognitive and social relevance in the topic of knowledge as public and commons undertaking. In fact the idea of network unveils new and effective organizational, social and productive models, and reveals latent and primary questions for our society: the extension, the meaning, the rules and the features of our own digital nature, which existence is widely recognized (chapter 1).
Read the rest of this entry »