Volume 11 · Number 1 · Pages 36–37
Striking a Balance: Openness in Research Through Design

Amy Twigger Holroyd

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Open peer commentary on the article “Developing a Dialogical Platform for Disseminating Research through Design” by Abigail C. Durrant, John Vines, Jayne Wallace & Joyce Yee. Upshot: The experimental conference format described by Durrant et al. is intended to create an open platform for dissemination and knowledge creation. The field of open design, in which designers create structures to support creative action by others, offers relevant insights and alternative approaches. For example: while it is logical to see openness as open choice, it can be productive to instead think of openness as constructed through a balance of structure and choice.


Twigger Holroyd A. (2015) Striking a balance: Openness in research through design. Constructivist Foundations 11(1): 36–37. http://constructivist.info/11/1/036

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