Lifestyle, design process and the creative practice of do-it-yourself (DIY) as a transformative experience
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This is the first research project to simultaneously examine gaps evident between professional design process and amateur creative practice (in modifying home), between idealised and realised concepts of self-place, and consumptive and transformative behaviour. The thesis significantly demonstrates the validity of bricolage and hybridity to both design research and practice, providing new models for co-creation and co-design relevant to all those involved in the modification of home and home life; the space of lifestyle.
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