MANIFESTES 2: INVESTIGATION/DESIGN by Nicolas Nova
100 x 170mm, 72 pages, Black & white printing, Perfect bound, Softcover, 2021
The Field of design goes far beyond merely designing objects: some projects involve investigation and the production of knowledge. In this essay, Nicholas Nova discusses the main approaches designers use to observe, analyse and present their findings. The approaches to 'design research' that he describes here combine social science protocols and designers tools: drawings, prototypes and interfaces. These approaches could provide inspiration and useful techniques for practicing designers as well as design educators and students.