The growing numbers of Doctoral and research oriented Masters Programmes in Design bring into being new generation of design researchers. The continuous development of Design Research will surely be driven by these research-focussed students who will form their own research agendas and practices. The evolving community requires a research and discourse culture adequate to the specific epistemological conditions of design, i.e. it values plurality in points of view and in discourses. DESIGN RESEARCH NETWORK is established to serve these needs.
DESIGN RESEARCH NETWORK is a platform particularly established to serve design research students and is open for all to participate. Design research students are encouraged to take active and leading roles and senior researchers supportive ones.
DESIGN RESEARCH NETWORK is a medium for exploring new forms of discourses, adequate to the social and technological state of the art. Participants might use the platform to store, share and discuss their research results, and to build their own research networks.
DESIGN RESEARCH NETWORK is international in nature but is mindful of cultural differences and encourages diverse local practices. Use of language besides English and form of discourse besides academic are welcome.
DESIGN RESEARCH NETWORK is supported by Deutsche Telekom Laboratories -associated institute of Technical University Berlin- and linked with the European Academy of Design (EAD) and the German Society for Design Theory and Research (DGTF).
Friends of the DRNetwork
We would like to thank the friends of DRNetwork for their support and encouragement:
Prof. Clive Dilnot, Parsons School of Design
Prof. David Sless, Communication Research Institute
Dr. Harold Nelson, Advanced Design Institute
Prof. Keith Russell, School of Design, Communication and Information Technology Newcastle
Prof. Klaus Krippendorff, Annenberg School for Communication
Prof. Ranulph Glanville
Mr. Johan van der Merwe,
Prof. Teal Triggs, London College of Communication
Prof. Silvia Pizzocaro, Politecnico di Milano
Prof. Eduardo Corte-Real, Institute de Artos Visuais
Prof. Frank Zebner, HfG Schwäbisch Gmünd
Prof. Dr. Ralph Bruder, TU Darmstadt
Prof. Reto Wettach, FH Potsdam
Prof. Rachel Cooper, Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts
Prof. Boris Müller, FH Potsdam
Prof. Mike Press, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design
Prof. Jevgeni Hristoforov , Euroacademy
Dr. Alain Findeli, University of Montreal
Prof. Gülay Hasdogan, Middle East Technical University
Prof. Arne Scheuermann, HbK Bern
Tom Bieling, T-Labs Berlin, Project Support
Katharina Bredies, T-Labs Berlin, Project Support & Design
Sandra Buchmüller, T-Labs Berlin, Project Support
Dr. Rosan Chow, T-Labs Berlin, Project Management
Dr.phil. Harald Gründl, EOOS, Project Support
Fabian Hemmert, T-Labs Berlin, Website Development & Management
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Jonas, Kunsthochschule Kassel, Project Initiator
Dr. Gesche Joost, T-Labs Berlin, Project Initiator
Juliane Muench, Forum Development & Management