Design as Relational Discipline

By Loredana Di Lucchio.

Published by Design Principles and Practices: An International Journal — Annual Review

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Today, more than in the recent past, each branch of knowledge has developed and continues to experiment with specific models of the relationship between knowledge and society. In particular, in their roles as “producers” of education, the various disciplines act in line with the rationale of supply and demand. They try to carve out specific identities on the “market” of education and research. According to this aim, the main academic efforts of the present day seem to be focused on new didactic approaches, innovative programs, and new fields of knowledge. Design is highly involved in these efforts, and it shifts its attention from the results of education to the processes of learning and teaching.

Keywords: Design Education, Design Knowledge, Disciplinary Boundaries

Design Principles and Practices: An International Journal — Annual Review, Volume 8, 2014, pp.5-8. Article: Electronic (PDF File; 561.353KB).

Loredana Di Lucchio

Researcher, Lecturer, Section Arts, Design and New Tecnologies, dept. I.T.A.C.A., University of Rome, Rome, Italy, Italy

Graduated cum laude in Architecture, Phd degree in “Tecnology of Architecture” with thesis about Strategic Design topic, lecturer since 1999, at the moment she teaches Strategic Design at the Industrial Design Faculty of “Sapienza” University of Rome, while researching at ITACA University Department on the relationship between Design and Production in particular between Industrial Designers and SMEs investigating how strategic and technical choices can create new developmental scenarios for the product system manufacturing, production, distribution and communication technologies. Currently, she is co-editor and contributes to many theoretical and design reviews. Her recent book is “Il Design delle Strategie” ed. Gangemi, Rome, october 2005.