The idea for this book was inspired by reflecting decades of national and international research, working four decades in education and training, and from vast experience introducing Design Methodology in training sessions, consultations and development projects. Looking at research today, there is an explosion of relevant work. Worldwide, an abundance of researchers is actively working in design research. Design conferences and workshops are very popular and an active design research community has developed. The amount and variety of research work makes it impossible to have an even roughly complete overview.


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