Contributing to the Field of Design Research: A Brief Personal Wrap-Up

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This is a personal report on the thesis or dissertation project of a trained designer at a university in Germany (where a PhD thesis is called a dissertation). Germany is known for its long tradition in design, and design research has a long tradition there as well, one prominent example being the work of Horst Rittel, who was also a teacher at the HfG Ulm. (e. g. Rittel 1972, see Rith & Dubberly 2007).


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOf Other Thoughts
EditorsA.-Chr. Engels-Schwarzpaul, Michael A. Peters
PublisherSense Publishers
Number of pages4
ISBN (electronic)9789462093171
ISBN (print)9789462093164
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013

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ORCID /0000-0003-0937-1927/work/150329969


ASJC Scopus subject areas


  • Design Researcher, Design Studio, Dissertation Project, Doctoral Research, Industrial Design