Research Through Design & Research Through Education

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The very definition of a university is a place where research and education are intertwined. When there is no research, a university will look like a place for vocational training, and when there are no students to teach, the university is no more than a research institution. This convention of research and education is firstly explained as a practice where research (as in the generation of new knowledge) informs education. So that education develops constantly and is ensured of the latest insights in the discipline. In a more sophisticated integration of research and education, the two pillars of university practice mutually support each other. In this paper we want to shed light on this mutual support alongside nine years of experience with design research in education, going beyond the mere practices of using students as simple test subjects filling in questionnaires, and proposing different levels of design research results instead.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 18th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education
EditorsErik Bohemia, Ahmed Kovacevic, Lyndon Buck, Christian Tollestrup, Kaare Eriksen, Nis Ovesen
Place of PublicationAalborg
PublisherThe Design Society
Pages216-221
ISBN (Print)978-1-904670-78-0
Publication statusPublished - 8 Sep 2016
Event18th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education: Design Education: Collaboration and Cross-Disciplinarity - Aalborg, Denmark
Duration: 8 Sep 20169 Sep 2016
Conference number: 18

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PublisherThe Design Society

Conference

Conference18th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education
Abbreviated titleEPDE 2016
CountryDenmark
CityAalborg
Period8/09/169/09/16

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  • IR-105061

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Eggink, W., & Mulder-Nijkamp, M. (2016). Research Through Design & Research Through Education. In E. Bohemia, A. Kovacevic, L. Buck, C. Tollestrup, K. Eriksen, & N. Ovesen (Eds.), Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education (pp. 216-221). Aalborg: The Design Society.
Eggink, Wouter ; Mulder-Nijkamp, Maaike. / Research Through Design & Research Through Education. Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education. editor / Erik Bohemia ; Ahmed Kovacevic ; Lyndon Buck ; Christian Tollestrup ; Kaare Eriksen ; Nis Ovesen. Aalborg : The Design Society, 2016. pp. 216-221
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Eggink, W & Mulder-Nijkamp, M 2016, Research Through Design & Research Through Education. in E Bohemia, A Kovacevic, L Buck, C Tollestrup, K Eriksen & N Ovesen (eds), Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education. The Design Society, Aalborg, pp. 216-221, 18th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education, Aalborg, Denmark, 8/09/16.

Research Through Design & Research Through Education. / Eggink, Wouter; Mulder-Nijkamp, Maaike.

Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education. ed. / Erik Bohemia; Ahmed Kovacevic; Lyndon Buck; Christian Tollestrup; Kaare Eriksen; Nis Ovesen. Aalborg : The Design Society, 2016. p. 216-221.

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Eggink W, Mulder-Nijkamp M. Research Through Design & Research Through Education. In Bohemia E, Kovacevic A, Buck L, Tollestrup C, Eriksen K, Ovesen N, editors, Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education. Aalborg: The Design Society. 2016. p. 216-221