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Uncertainty and disciplinary difference: mapping attitudes towards uncertainty across discipline boundaries

Citation

Dyer, L and Power, J and Steen, A and Wallis, L and Davison, A, Uncertainty and disciplinary difference: mapping attitudes towards uncertainty across discipline boundaries, Design Studies, 77 Article 101055. ISSN 0142-694X (2021) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.destud.2021.101055

Abstract

This article investigates the different ways that uncertainty is understood and approached across design disciplines. Structural attitudes toward uncertainty are assessed in design thinking literature before other possible ways of viewing uncertainty in the design process are introduced. Uncertainty is then presented as a source of epistemological difference between design disciplines, and this difference is explicated through a project that uses literature survey and analytical diagramming to map differences between discipline attitudes to uncertainty. Our review identifies uncertainty as a prevalent source of discipline difference with the goal of better describing barriers, and effective responses to them, in inter- and trans-disciplinary design agendas.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:design processes, design thinking, epistemology, interdisciplinarity, uncertainty
Research Division:Built Environment and Design
Research Group:Architecture
Research Field:Architectural history, theory and criticism
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Arts
Objective Field:Design
UTAS Author:Dyer, L (Ms Loren Dyer)
UTAS Author:Power, J (Dr Jacqueline Power)
UTAS Author:Steen, A (Dr Andrew Steen)
UTAS Author:Wallis, L (Dr Louise Wallis)
UTAS Author:Davison, A (Associate Professor Aidan Davison)
ID Code:146958
Year Published:2021
Deposited By:Architecture and Design
Deposited On:2021-10-05
Last Modified:2021-11-24
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