Confronting bureaucracies and assessing value in the co-production of social design research

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.author Kimbell, Lucy
dc.contributor.author Julier, Guy
dc.date.accessioned 2019-04-02T06:58:16Z
dc.date.available 2019-04-02T06:58:16Z
dc.date.issued 2019-01-02
dc.identifier.citation Kimbell , L & Julier , G 2019 , ' Confronting bureaucracies and assessing value in the co-production of social design research ' , CODESIGN: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COCREATION IN DESIGN AND THE ARTS , vol. 15 , no. 1 , pp. 8-23 . https://doi.org/10.1080/15710882.2018.1563190 en
dc.identifier.issn 1571-0882
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dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/37401
dc.description.abstract This paper examines the issue of assessing the value of social design research. It locates the emergence of social design practice and research against a background in which public and social organisa- tions are increasingly bureaucratised as a result of New Public Management and shifts to New Public Governance. Within univer- sities, too, organisational processes and structures require research to demonstrate impact within an audit culture. Through the study presented in this paper, we claim that the bureaucracies found in contemporary academia are ill-equipped to adequately assess gen- erative, impactful, and multi-sited research in which value is co- produced with diverse participants. This presents challenges when attempting to understand the value of social design research. Building on social research and studies of innovation policy, sustain- able human-computer interaction and evaluation, we define social design research as inventive, contingent, and political. To address the issue of its evaluation, we propose two-stage social design research. In the first stage, research issues, questions, methods, data, and ‘proto-publics’ are assembled, which reveal the conflicting framings and ways that value is assessed. These are re-assembled in a second stage during which the research is stabilised. The findings have implications for research managers, academics and their part- ners, and university administrators. en
dc.format.extent 16
dc.format.extent 8-23
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Taylor and Francis Ltd.
dc.relation.ispartofseries CODESIGN: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COCREATION IN DESIGN AND THE ARTS en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Volume 15, issue 1 en
dc.rights openAccess en
dc.subject.other 6132 Visual arts and design en
dc.title Confronting bureaucracies and assessing value in the co-production of social design research en
dc.type A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä fi
dc.description.version Peer reviewed en
dc.contributor.department University of the Arts London
dc.contributor.department Department of Design
dc.subject.keyword Social design research
dc.subject.keyword social design
dc.subject.keyword interdisciplinarity
dc.subject.keyword multi-disciplinarity
dc.subject.keyword knowledge exchange
dc.subject.keyword 6132 Visual arts and design
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201904022532
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/15710882.2018.1563190
dc.date.embargo info:eu-repo/date/embargoEnd/2020-01-03


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