Author(s)/Editor(s): Nicolas Nova
Publisher: HEAD Publishing
Dimensions: 170 × 100 mm
The author analyses the format of the survey as being at the centre of many approaches to design research – a survey that draws on the methods of social sciences and journalism, but is not confined to the disciplinary framework, gathering and re-appropriating notions from a wide range of fields. More than by a single method, it is by questions relating to specifically invented processes, devices and tools that these surveys in design set themselves apart from those in the social sciences. Thus,this research is often based on the creation of material objects, likely to shed light on phenomena, of which the author presents a series of recent and original examples.
Nicolas Nova considers that these approaches to design research radiate beyond their chosen field. Indeed, they influence the “creative social sciences”, which seek to broaden their range of research and restitution processes and open the way to research in contemporary art, which is also in a booming phase.