The eighth edition of Iterations is an offspring from DRS2018 Limerick, the first international conference since the Design Research Society 50th anniversary, where different disciplines came together to explore the theme of the conference Catalyst. A catalyst is something that precipitates events; it is the coming together of different entities to generate something new; it is the spark for wider change.

Through the Catalyst theme, DRS2018 explored existing and emergent themes at the intersections of design research, practice, education and policy. In the eighth edition of Iterations, the selected articles represent the ways in which design and design research can catalyse progressive change in our world. This edition explores the collaboration between design research and practice to develop critical future-making design practices and bring insight to real world problems.

The articles featured include: A timely collation of conversations on decolonial design: towards a decentered design education; typography as a catalyst for research: constructing identity and meaning through type; Materials-as-co-performers’ in the practice of design; the relationship between client and architect over the course of the design process; Internationalising the Professional Standards of the Chartered British Architect for Socially Responsible Global Development; discursive tools for the discovery and communication of narratives; and Design Thinking, a conversation with the design community.

  • Dr. Keelin Leahy
Contents

Editorial A welcome to the eighth edition of Iterations Design Research and Practice Review from Editor, Keelin Leahy

Papers

Towards a decentered design education: DRS 2018 conversations on decolonial design, Gabriela Hernández, DOI 10.31880/10344/8362

Typography as a catalyst for research: constructing identity and meaning through type, Jillian Coorey and Aoife Mooney, DOI 10.31880/10344/8358

‘Listening’ to Materials – to Co-design in the Anthropocene, Dr. Jane Norris, DOI 10.31880/10344/8359

Measuring the (un)happy client, Morgan Flynn and Declan Feeney, DOI 10.31880/10344/8361

Internationalising the Professional Standards of the Chartered British Architect for Socially Responsible Global Development, Paul Priest, Harriet Harriss and Adam Kaasaez, DOI 10.31880/10344/8363

Where Does Design Thinking Leave Design? Snapshots of a Conversation with the Design Community, Louise Kiernan, Jon Spruce, Michelle Douglas and AnnMarie Ryan, DOI 10.31880/10344/8364

Drawing Waters: Creative visual enquiries through riverscapes, Dr. George S. Jaramillo and Leah Fusco z, DOI 10.31880/10344/8360

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