The Symposium 2008 of the Swiss Design Network (SDN) puts the «daily practice» of design research on its agenda.
Real-world design research projects illustrate questions, processes, methods and activities, with which they have been planned, approached, executed and evaluated. Projects are connected to various design disciplines, ranging from product design to interface design, visual communication and service design. In other words: projects are related to products, services, interfaces, information, communication and environments, or they focus on integrated systems of products, services and customer experiences.
Special attention will be given to specific design research related procedures that aim at generating insights and design knowledge.
Project results should put in perspective a useful repertoire of tools that help plan and accomplish design research projects – from formulating research question up to evaluating research results.
Papers, disputes and workshops are the means by which the SDN symposium 2008 intends to contribute to the further development of design research.