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dc.contributor.authorEly, Philip
dc.contributor.authorSaad, Qassim
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Dianne
dc.contributor.editorBoess, Stella
dc.contributor.editorCheung, Ming
dc.contributor.editorCain, Rebecca
dc.identifier.citationEly, P. and Saad, Q. and Smith, D. 2020. Monsters in the Borderlands: Designer-academics in action, in Proceedings of the DRS 2020 International Conference: Synergy, Aug 11-14 2020. Brisbane online.

Much attention has been paid to how design – as an activity and a discipline – takes shape, with a focus on the professional designer. This paper explores a different kind of design practitioner - the ‘designer-academic’ - who holds a unique position at the border of pedagogy, practice and research in the creation not only of new ‘things’, but also processes and ways of working. Taking a reflective look at two projects emergent over a thirty-six month period we provide a glimpse into the everyday complexities of design research-in-action. We argue that we should look at designer-academics alongside the ‘outstanding’ professional designers, for they stand proudly at the borders of knowledge domains and epistemological traditions and are worthy of more attention in the annals of design theory and history.

dc.publisherDesign Research Society
dc.subject1203 - Design Practice and Management
dc.titleMonsters in the Borderlands: Designer-academics in action
dc.typeConference Paper
dcterms.source.titleProceedings of DRS 2020
dcterms.source.conferenceDRS 2020 International Conference: Synergy
dcterms.source.conference-start-date11 Aug 2020
dcterms.source.conferencelocationBrisbane online
curtin.departmentSchool of Design and the Built Environment
curtin.accessStatusOpen access
curtin.facultyFaculty of Humanities
curtin.contributor.orcidEly, Philip [0000-0002-8718-0010]
dcterms.source.conference-end-date14 Aug 2020
curtin.contributor.scopusauthoridEly, Philip [57193568241]

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