The Revolution Will (Sort of) Be Televised

In this Design Informatics Webinar Joe and Dave discuss the high level aims for Design Research Works, as well as delving into some greater detail about how Research through Documentary is being used through the project. Here’s the blurb:

Industrialisation and digitisation have resulted in a dynamic, globalised, highly technological world; now we must figure out how to make sense of it. Because they’re inherently future-focused, naturally interdisciplinary, and can consider both social and technological phenomenon, Design-led Research approaches (things like Research through Design, Design Fiction, and Critical Design) are particularly good at making sense of the rapidly changing realities of the 21st century. Design Research Works is a 4-year mission to understand and promote these approaches. In this talk, Joseph Lindley will introduce Design Research Works before David Philip Green outlines how documentary-inspired approaches will be leveraged to support the project’s research and leadership objectives.

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Dr Joseph Lindley

Joe leads Design Research Works and is a Senior Research Fellow at Lancaster University. He is passionate about the value of Design Research, in particular in applying that value to the challenges associated with emerging technologies, rapid societal change, and living sustainably. Probably best described as a 'generalist' his research practice usually involves material engagements with possible futures.