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Jervis, J. (2012). Renaissance 3.0: Speaking design. Paper presented at the DMI 2012 International Design Conference. 8-9 August, 2012. Boston, USA.

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2012 HERDC submission. FoR code: 120302

© Copyright Janet Jervis, 2012




Diverse perceptions of the terms design, design thinking and digital design literacy can cause confusion and will challenge communication for the 21st Century. This paper presents a map of early research emergent from the literature survey of contemporary design theories and analysis of their robustness with respect to developing a language of design across industries. The proposed language is not envisaged as a curriculum design or as a substitute for formal education but as a fundamental element in bridging the gaps of understanding between collaborative partners. The paper reviews the questions that present themselves and pilot data that indicates support for a cohesive language in which all participants have shared meaning.



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