Serendipity as a Catalyst. Knowledge Generation in Interdisciplinary Research

Riikka Townsend, Jussi Mikkonen*

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Tutkimustuotos: LehtiartikkeliConference articleScientificvertaisarvioitu

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Our paper discusses the design- led processes in a project starting as multidisciplinary, focusing on three serendipitous cases that influenced the outcomes and the textile- design- research path taken in the overall project. The work presented here revolved around semiconductive cotton, suitable for textile design, and examines it from the design team perspective. This paper identifies and discusses three cases, as they had considerable weight on the project path. In order to understand these cases, we evaluated them based on a model for a serendipitous experience. The follow- ups to the serendipitous connections gave empowerment to the design research team, increasing their ownership of the research results. Relaxing boundaries between disciplines and varying routines have been highly relevant factors in the new knowledge generation. Ability to perform a consented and significant diversion to the research path was crucial for reacting to the serendipitous discovery and establishing the research space of the interdisciplinary project.

JulkaisuDesign Journal
DOI - pysyväislinkit
TilaJulkaistu - 1 huhtikuuta 2019
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA4 Artikkeli konferenssijulkaisuussa
TapahtumaInternational European Academy of Design Conference: Running with Scissors - University of Dundee, Dundee, Iso-Britannia
Kesto: 10 huhtikuuta 201912 huhtikuuta 2019
Konferenssinumero: 12

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