You seem to be confusing or attempting to misleadingly confound (you
wouldn't do that would you :-) !)four similar, parallel, but essentially
I asked you 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?
That is an epistemological question about the specific use of a concept in
theory and how it can be used in theoretical reasoning in ways that would
predict specific concrete outcomes.
You answered that 'how design can be seen as passion' seemed to be worth
understanding (that's a different issue) and that it might help you design
effective aids to learning and understand how crafts people learn to do good
work (another different issue)
I responded by asking the same question I'd asked originally but to be
helpful asked it concretely in line with the two specific concrete issues
you had raised about designing effective aids to learning and how
craftpeople learn to o good work. (same epistemological issue as I raised
You responded that if you knew 'that' you would not need to do the research.
This is a different issue again. Knowing the answers to the question I asked
( an epistemological issue to do with the status of forms of knowledge about
concepts) will not answer your practical question about helping you use
knowledge about passion to design effective aids to learning and understand
how crafts people learn to do good work. That's a different issue again.
I also didn't ask about the meaning you give to the concept of 'passion' -
another different research issue (and one that although everything else
depends on is clearly unresolved).