Editorial: Experiential Knowledge in Collaborative Interdisciplinary Design Research

Authors: Nithikul Nimkulrat, Camilla Groth

peer-reviewer conference paper, 2018

Arguably, design practice has transformed from one based on the production of artefacts to one that engages expertise and knowledge from multiple disciplines. Collaboration between stakeholders has become indispensible, and research has played a crucial role in exploring the changing territorial context of designing and making. This is particularly evident in the fields of New Materials, Smart Textiles and Human-Computer-Interaction (HCI), where research tends to be conducted in teams comprising different disciplinary experts who may work across academic, commercial and public sectors, and may include designers alongside, for example, scientists, technologists, artists, business strategists and policy makers. Various partners are in dialogue with one another, developing, consolidating and enhancing knowledge while generating new opportunities for interdisciplinary knowledge exchange.

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Suggested Citation: Nimkulrat, N. & Groth, C. (2018). Editorial: Experiential Knowledge in Collaborative Interdisciplinary Design Research. In C. Storni, K. Leahy, M. McMahon, P. Lloyd & E. Bohemia (eds.) Proceedings of 2018 Design Research Society Conference (DRS2018) Vol. 4 (pp. 1548-1550). Limerick, Ireland: University of Limerick. https://doi.org/10.21606/drs.2018.012.