Reconceptualising design practice: Knowledge and agency in digital technology design
Ruth's research within the Institute for Design Innovation has provided her with an opportunity to work on alternative ways of conceiving design practice.
Ruth graduated from the University of Fine Arts Vienna, with a Magistra artium degree in painting and graphic art. She then worked in digital technology design for over ten years.
PhD research description
Ruth is researching design processes with a practice lens to design. Current conceptions of knowledge production and agency in professional design bring up issues for designers and design outcomes. An alternative lens of viewing professional design as a form of social practice could potentially resolve these issues.
Ruth is carrying out her research within the Institute for Design Innovation. She is working under the supervision of Kerry Harman.