Design Research in the Swamp

Toward a New Paradigm
  • Jay Farbstein
  • Min Kantrowitz
Part of the Advances in Environment, Behavior, and Design book series (AEBD, volume 3)


In the topography of practice, they [researchers] must either remain on the hard dry ground where they can function according to the canons of tech nical rationality, applying research-based theory and technique to a narrow range of well formed problems ... of problems of limited scope and importance ... or they can descend to the swampy terrain below where they cannot be rigorous in any sense they know how to describe. (Donald Schon, 1984, p. 4).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jay Farbstein
    • 1
  • Min Kantrowitz
    • 2
  1. 1.Jay Farbstein & Associates, Inc.San Luis ObispoUSA
  2. 2.Min Kantrowitz & Associates, Inc.AlbuquerqueUSA

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