1. Constructive Design Research
In constructive design research the key role is doing design. Constructive designresearch is a small, but important and interesting part of contemporary designresearch. Its roots are in industrial design and interaction design. The cultural, social, and material sensitivities constructive design researchers bring from design practice to research make if different from engineering. It is these sensitivities that give researchers the ability to work with themes in what the Italian designer Andrea Branzi has called second modernity. Although the main drivers of constructive research can be found in technology, contemporary research has a far wider outreach in society.
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