I'm asking as a researcher rather than a novelist. I get a bot concerned
when an idea such as passion is obviously not well defined or agreed on yet
is enthusiastically seen as part of some process as it gives an illusion of
expalining some things (design as magic) that have been resistant to
explanation by other means.
In research terms, I'm wondering how exactly the idea 'designers work with
passion' (or 'designers work using flow') can be justified in an evidenced
manner into specific changes to the content of design education or changes
to design practice. Interestingly, the way Csíkszentmihályi defines flow
as part of performance is such that learning cannot happen during it.
In other words, in research terms, are these ideas simply pub chat of no
long term signficance, or is there some substance behind them that can be
seen to result in obvious justifiable improvements to design educaiton,
practice and theory as distinct from hopeful speculation?
You say your ideas and Chris' combine well. Some questions come to mind. How
exactly do they combine well? Which aspects of design practice do they
improve? How? What is the proof? How should design education change? Why?
What is the proof? How would you justify them in epsitemological and
ontological terms in a PhD thesis?
From: Klaus Krippendorff [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Sunday, 1 March 2009 3:33 AM
To: 'Terence Love'; [log in to unmask]
Subject: RE: Passion
to me it does all the things you mention if a design supports flow for the
user. chris had something different in mind, if i understand him correctly,
the commitment of a designer to the process. i think this combines well
From: PhD-Design - This list is for discussion of PhD studies and related
research in Design [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Terence
Sent: Saturday, February 28, 2009 9:10 AM
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Subject: Re: Passion
Dear Chris, Ken, and Klaus and all,
I can see how the idea of 'passion' is connected with all sorts of things,
I'm wondering though about the detail of how seeing design in terms of
'passion' will make design more useful, profitable, faster to market, reduce
failures and all the other things that design research helps with?