Volume 11 · Number 3 · Pages 586–587
Digital Design Research and Second-Order Cybernetics

Mateus de Sousa van Stralen

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Open peer commentary on the article “Design Research as a Variety of Second-Order Cybernetic Practice” by Ben Sweeting. Upshot: I claim that the parallels between design research, second-order cybernetics (SOC) and second-order science (SOS), as discussed by Sweeting in the target article, are more explicit in digital design. The discussion of SOC and SOS can point towards the creation of an epistemological foundation to digital design, where self-reflexivity and the inclusion of the observer are central questions.


de Sousa van Stralen M. (2016) Digital design research and second-order cybernetics. Constructivist Foundations 11(3): 586–587. http://constructivist.info/11/3/586

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