© 2016

Experimental Design Research

Approaches, Perspectives, Applications

  • Philip Cash
  • Tino Stanković
  • Mario Štorga

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. The Foundations of Experimental Design Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Philip Cash, Tino Stanković, Mario Štorga
      Pages 3-12
    3. Mahmoud Dinar, Joshua D. Summers, Jami Shah, Yong-Seok Park
      Pages 13-39
  3. Classical Approaches to Experimental Design Research

  4. Computation Approaches to Experimental Design Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. Paul Egan, Jonathan Cagan
      Pages 187-205
  5. Building on Experimental Design Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 207-207
    2. Kalle A. Piirainen
      Pages 233-252
    3. John S. Gero, Jeff W. T. Kan
      Pages 253-270

About this book


This book presents a new, multidisciplinary perspective on and paradigm for integrative experimental design research. It addresses various perspectives on methods, analysis and overall research approach, and how they can be synthesized to advance understanding of design. It explores the foundations of experimental approaches and their utility in this domain, and brings together analytical approaches to promote an integrated understanding. The book also investigates where these approaches lead to and how they link design research more fully with other disciplines (e.g. psychology, cognition, sociology, computer science, management).

Above all, the book emphasizes the integrative nature of design research in terms of the methods, theories, and units of study—from the individual to the organizational level. Although this approach offers many advantages, it has inherently led to a situation in current research practice where methods are diverging and integration between individual, team and organizational understanding is becoming increasingly tenuous, calling for a multidisciplinary and transdiscipinary perspective. Experimental design research thus offers a powerful tool and platform for resolving these challenges.

Providing an invaluable resource for the design research community, this book paves the way for the next generation of researchers in the field by bridging methods and methodology. As such, it will especially benefit postgraduate students and researchers in design research, as well as engineering designers.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Philip Cash
    • 1
  • Tino Stanković
    • 2
  • Mario Štorga
    • 3
  1. 1.Technical University of DenmarkLyngbyDenmark
  2. 2.Swiss Federal Institute of Tech. ZürichZurichSwitzerland
  3. 3.University of ZagrebZagrebCroatia

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