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Poïétique du design, entre l'expérience et le discours

Abstract : This research work, lead by a designer-researcher embedded into the professional field, questions the conciliation between real-life practice and reflective hindsight. On this basis, it partly relies on the epistemological issue: what kind of specific knowledge can design research create? How does it fit into both academic and professional frameworks? In a more personal way, how can one conduct a poietic design approach that combines practice and discourse? How to reconcile it with working reality? Exploring the continuities, echoes or tensions between praxis, theories and social implications linked to design practice is a way to develop a dynamic knowledge, rooted in reality. When looked at with a focus on experience, these disciplinary axes become complementary. They overcome the conservative oppositions between theory and practice, facts and values, sciences and society, aesthetics and politics. A design theory cannot aim at seeking the absolute truth, but rather at anchoring practice in ethics that respects the uniqueness of each individual and situation. For the design researcher, that means starting by describing the relations between practice and thinking, in order to rearrange them according to one’s needs. Then, the reflexive practitioner evolves into a theorist and a broker of ideas.
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Estelle Berger. Poïétique du design, entre l'expérience et le discours. Art et histoire de l'art. Université Toulouse le Mirail - Toulouse II, 2014. Français. ⟨NNT : 2014TOU20044⟩. ⟨tel-01246417⟩



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