Question 2: integrating design with other methods

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Should design be integrated with other disciplines and methods to enhance validity and impact, or does that fundamentally disrupt what design has to offer?

For designers who find themselves intervening or working in contexts where design methods and approaches may not be familiar, there is a common challenge around deciding how far to hold design apart, or to try and blend in. While the difference in approach can be what brings value, that difference can equally cause problems.

The responses set out two practitioner perspectives on this question:

  • design is no silver bullet – reflections on the value and tensions of integrating design and implementation science… read more here
  • differences in disciplinary approaches are due at heart to different views about what constitutes knowledge and evidence, and these may not be surmountable…  read more here
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