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A thesis on differences in designers' interactions with their media
This page hosts access to a PhD thesis by Midge McLundie on the
differences between designers in the way interaction with their medium plays a
role in their design process.
Mairghread McLundie (2006)
Beyond the formal/concrete axis: A study of individual difference in
approach to design practice
(PhD thesis: University of Glasgow / Glasgow School of Art)
Below is my view of why you might be interested in it,
the official abstract, and a complete copy of the thesis to download.
First, something about the author.
The author, also
known as Midge, formerly worked for the Digital Design Studio of the
Glasgow School of Art.
She may be contacted at: email midge.mclundie AT googlemail.com |
She is also a published poet:
"Preparation" p.121 in
A.Bissett & C.MacDougall (2011) (eds.)
The flight of the turtle: New Writing Scotland 29
(Assoc. for Scottish Literary Studies)
(Lands End to John O'Groats.)
Why you might be interested
In an arbitrary compromise between having files that are too slow for
convenient downloading, and the annoyance of having to do too many separate
download operations (and then having to collate them back into order), we have
divided the thesis into 6 PDF files.
- From title page up to chapter 1 inclusive, with abstract, table of
contents, introduction, etc.
mclundiePt1.pdf (0.3 Mbytes)
- Chapters 2 - 6
mclundiePt2.pdf (4 Mbytes)
- Chapters 7 & 8 (both with photos)
mclundiePt3.pdf (4.2 Mbytes)
- Chapter 9 to Appendix B inclusive
mclundiePt4.pdf (3 Mbytes)
- Appendices C - H
mclundiePt5.pdf (2 Mbytes)
- Appendix I up to the end, including References
mclundiePt6.pdf (1.5 Mbytes)
"The Design Space: the design process as the construction,
exploration and expansion of a conceptual space."
by Chris Heape
Methodology: "interventionist, hermeneutic, phenomenological".
Method: studio experiments with design and design engineering
students in Denmark and the USA.
- The design process can also be considered a learning process.
- Design proposals are emergent compositions that are gradually pulled to
the fore against the ground of a Design Space as a whole.
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