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Meaning and Interpretation: An analysis of two theoretical perspectives in product design
University of Skövde, School of Technology and Society.
Oslo School of Architecture and Design.
2008 (English)In: Proceedings from the 6th Conference on Design and Emotion 2008, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University , 2008Conference paper, (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Experiences gain increasing attention in design research, but theories are inconsistent, and the foundations of different methods are rarely discussed. Design research has sui generis no fixed epistemology, and is open to methodological eclecticism. However, as paradigms successively change from positivistic towards more comprehensive views, discussions on how underlying theoretical assumptions influence approaches are needed. This paper examines and compares axiological, epistemological and methodological aspects of two perspectives: Kansei engineering, and a postmodernist framework. Both frameworks aim to match designers' conceptions of product symbolism etc. to those of the user group, but they evolve from different theoretical starting points. Analyzing the contents of underlying theories and their influence on methods and expected results is an important part of theory development that may also support designers in making methodological choices.

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The Hong Kong Polytechnic University , 2008.
Keyword [en]
Design epiatemology, Design methods, negotiating meaning
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URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-2405OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-2405DiVA: diva2:127139
Available from: 2008-12-01 Created: 2008-12-01 Last updated: 2013-03-15

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