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Title Cop­ing with Con­tin­gency
Author Heyer, Clint
Research Centre Internet of Things and People Research Centre (IOTAP)
Editor Kung, Cecile ; Lam, Elita
Date 2017
English abstract
In Schön’s account, contingency is encountered in the essential reflective dialogue with the design situation, in move-making, reflection and move-making again. Design moves are concrete, yet also speculative in that their outcome cannot be fully ascertained a priori. Once performed, we may be in a position to judge whether the outcome is aligned with our intentions, or whether something rather different was produced. Unexpected results can be revealing and inspiring, or close down exploration, shutting off further lines of inquiry. Designers may operate in a loose, experimental manner and by definition outcomes will have a greater degree of unexpectedness. Importantly, however, the designer does not intend for a specific outcome, but rather intends for experimentation, guided only by loose framing. Un- expected results cannot be considered a mistake or error under these conditions because that is precisely what is intended. We seek to diminish the event and significance of ‘mistakes’ and ‘errors’, and argue instead that experimental practice is to operate with a looser ‘grip’ on the design situation. We contrast this with non-experimental design practice and develop a phenomenologically-informed account of design practice.
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Open Design for E-very-thing (November 21-24, 2016 : Hong Kong)
Link http://cumulus.hkdihongkong2016.org/uploads/files/cumulus_hong_kong_2016_working_papers.pdf .Icon
Publisher Cumulus
Host/Issue Open Design for E-very-thing;
Series/Issue Cumulus working papers;33/16
ISSN 1456-307X
1795-1879
ISBN 978-952-60-0080-0
978-952-60-0081-7
Pages 594-596
Language eng (iso)
Subject Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREAS
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