What is research through design (RtD)? In my understanding, and not necessarily from the available literature, the first thing to say is that RtD is in the business of knowledge, not design. Of course design plays an essential part, but only in so far as it is instrumental to the study of something else—a resource for the production of new knowledge. So the question is: How can design be used to produce new knowledge? Also, what type of knowledge can it produce, for what purpose, and for whom? There are many ways of answering these questions. Here, I try…
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