1st Edition

Applied Design Research A Mosaic of 22 Examples, Experiences and Interpretations Focussing on Bridging the Gap between Practice and Academics

Edited By Peter Joore, Guido Stompff, Jeroen van den Eijnde Copyright 2022
    269 Pages 22 Color & 55 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Design and research are two fields of knowledge that each has its traditions, methods, standards and practices. These two worlds appear to be quite separate, with researchers investigating what exists, and designers visualising what could be. This book builds a bridge between both worlds by showing how design and research can be integrated to develop a new field of knowledge.

    Applied Design Research: A Mosaic of 22 Examples, Experiences and Interpretations Focussing on Bridging the Gap between Practice and Academics contains 22 inspiring reflections that demonstrate how the unique qualities of research (aimed at studying the present) and design (aimed at developing the future) can be combined.

    This book shows that the transdisciplinary approach is applicable in a multitude of sectors, ranging from healthcare, urban planning, circular economy, and the food industry. Arranged in five parts, the book offers a range of illustrative examples, experiences, methods, and interpretations. Together they make up the characteristic of a mosaic, each piece contributing a part of the complete picture, and all pieces together offering a multi-facted perspective of what applied design research is, how it is implemented and what the reader can expect from it.

    This book with its bearings in practice can enthuse early-stage researchers with the diversity of its examples, while more senior design researchers may recognize themselves in the depth of the experiences described and be inspired by them.

    The Open Access version of this book, available at www.taylorfrancis.com, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.

    1. The Future in Sight. 2. The Urge to Improve the World. 3. Designing and Researching Together with Others. 4. Building Bridges Between Disciplines. 5. The Challenge for Applied Design Research.


    Peter Joore studies design processes in which different types of actors, across the boundaries of sectors, cooperate in solving complex social issues. He graduated as an industrial designer at Delft University of Technology in 1991, where he also obtained his doctorate in 2010. After his studies, he worked as a designer at various companies before joining the Dutch Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) in 1999. In 2008, he made the switch to higher education, where he is active as a professor of Open Innovation at NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences.

    Guido Stompff has been a professor of Design Thinking at the Creative Business research group at Inholland University of Applied Sciences since 2019. After his education as an industrial designer (TU Delft), he worked for over 25 years as a designer, across the full range of the field, including product design, UX design, communication design, packaging design, branding and even art. He obtained his PhD in 2011 on facilitating innovation in multidisciplinary teams. In 2018, his book 'Design thinking, radical change in small steps' was published, which was voted management book of the year.

    Jeroen van den Eijnde studied Product Design at the University of the Arts in Arnhem and Art History at Leiden University. He obtained his PhD on a study of theory and ideology in Dutch design education. Since 2016 he works as a professor of Tactical Design at ArtEZ University of the Arts. He was co-founder and board member of Design Platform Arnhem. He worked as advisor for the Fonds Beeldende kunst, Vormgeving en Bouwkunst and the Dutch Culture Council. He is a core member of NADR and a member of the CLICKNL programme council, represening the Dutch creative industry sector.