Selected literature about design research

Last changed: 08 August 2023

Here you find a selection of literature and metatexts about design research. Our ambition is to make a commented bibliography.

Ammon, S. (2019). Drawing Inferences: Thinking with 6B (and Sketching Paper). Philos. Technol32, 591–612.

Ammon, S. (2017). Why Designing Is Not Experimenting: Design Methods, Epistemic Praxis and Strategies of Knowledge Acquisition in Architecture. Philos. Technol30, 495–520.

Biggs, M., Karlsson, H. (eds.) (2011). The Routledge Companion to Research in the Arts. London and New York: Routledge.

Borgdorff, H. (2012). The Conflict of the Faculties. Perspectives on Artistic Research and Academia. Leiden: Leiden University Press.

Dee, C. (2001). Form and Fabric ln Landscape Architecture. A Visual Introduction. London and New York: Spon Press.

Feyerabend, P. (2010). Against method: Outline of an anarchistic theory of knowledge. New York: Verso Books.

Frayling, C. (1993). Research in Art and Design. Royal College of Art Research Papers. 1(1), 1-5.  

Hannula, M., Suoranta, J. and Vadén, T. (2005). Artistic research – theories, methods and practices. Helsinki: Akateeminen.

Ingold, T. (2016). Lines. A Brief History. London and New York: Routledge.

Krupinska, J. (2014). What an architecture student should know. New York and London: Routledge. 

Oles, T. (2014). Go with me – 50 Steps to Landscape Thinking. Amsterdam: Architectura & Natura Publishers.

Stilgoe, J.R. (1998). Outside Lies Magic: Regaining History and Awareness in Everyday Places. US: Walker Publishing Company. 

Yaneva, A. (2005). Scaling up and down: extraction trials in architectural design. Social Studies of Science, 35(6), 867–894.

Yaneva, A. (2009). The making of a building: a pragmatist approach to architecture. England: Peter Lang.



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