Philosophy of Technology x Design: The Practical Turn

Wouter Eggink, Steven Dorrestijn

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Abstract

In this paper we explore how the collaboration between Design Research and Philosophy of technology can be profitable for both disciplines. From three case studies where Philosophy of Technology theories and methods were applied in a design context we show how these projects profited from a more reflexive perspective. Then we analyse the three cases again to show how these design projects also lead to a better understanding from a Philosophy of Technology perspective. In putting the in principle rather abstract theories in design practice, the consequences become more clear and designing actual things thus provides a laboratory to test philosophical frameworks in real life. One can say that the Philosophy of Technology, besides thinking and talking, proceeds to action. Not only Philosophy of Technology with the head, but also Philosophy of Technology with the hands. Therefore, in analogy with the empirical turn in Philosophy of Technology before, we present this collaboration with design as the ‘Practical Turn in Philosophy of Technology’.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Biannual Design Research Society Conference (DRS)
Subtitle of host publicationCatalyst
EditorsChristiano Storni, Keelin Leahy, Muireann McMahon, Peter Lloyd, Erik Bohemia
Place of PublicationLimerick
PublisherDesign Research Society
Pages190-199
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)2398-3132
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jun 2018
EventDesign Research Society 2018: Catalyst - University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
Duration: 25 Jun 201828 Jun 2018
Conference number: 5
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ConferenceDesign Research Society 2018
Abbreviated titleDRS 2018
CountryIreland
CityLimerick
Period25/06/1828/06/18
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Keywords

  • Design Research
  • Philosophy of Technology
  • Practical Turn
  • Empirical Turn
  • Product Impact Tool
  • Mediation theory
  • Digital Camera
  • Design History

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Eggink, W., & Dorrestijn, S. (2018). Philosophy of Technology x Design: The Practical Turn. In C. Storni, K. Leahy, M. McMahon, P. Lloyd, & E. Bohemia (Eds.), Proceedings of the Biannual Design Research Society Conference (DRS): Catalyst (pp. 190-199). Limerick: Design Research Society. https://doi.org/10.21606/dma.2018.222
Eggink, Wouter ; Dorrestijn, Steven. / Philosophy of Technology x Design: The Practical Turn. Proceedings of the Biannual Design Research Society Conference (DRS): Catalyst. editor / Christiano Storni ; Keelin Leahy ; Muireann McMahon ; Peter Lloyd ; Erik Bohemia. Limerick : Design Research Society, 2018. pp. 190-199
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Eggink, W & Dorrestijn, S 2018, Philosophy of Technology x Design: The Practical Turn. in C Storni, K Leahy, M McMahon, P Lloyd & E Bohemia (eds), Proceedings of the Biannual Design Research Society Conference (DRS): Catalyst. Design Research Society, Limerick, pp. 190-199, Design Research Society 2018, Limerick, Ireland, 25/06/18. https://doi.org/10.21606/dma.2018.222

Philosophy of Technology x Design: The Practical Turn. / Eggink, Wouter ; Dorrestijn, Steven.

Proceedings of the Biannual Design Research Society Conference (DRS): Catalyst. ed. / Christiano Storni; Keelin Leahy; Muireann McMahon; Peter Lloyd; Erik Bohemia. Limerick : Design Research Society, 2018. p. 190-199.

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Eggink W, Dorrestijn S. Philosophy of Technology x Design: The Practical Turn. In Storni C, Leahy K, McMahon M, Lloyd P, Bohemia E, editors, Proceedings of the Biannual Design Research Society Conference (DRS): Catalyst. Limerick: Design Research Society. 2018. p. 190-199 https://doi.org/10.21606/dma.2018.222