Collaborating in Complexity

Authors dr. Daan Andriessen , Berit Godfroij , Kees Greven , Marieke Zielhuis
Published in Christer K., Craig C. and Chamberlain P., eds. 2020. Proceedings of the 6th European Conference on Design4Health, 1st-3rd July 2020 Amsterdam
Publication date 1 July 2020
Research groups Co-design, Methodology of Practice-Based Research
Type Lecture

Summary

from the article: The ever-increasing specialization of scientific research, combined with the complex challenges that health in society is facing calls for more interdisciplinary design research. However, healthcare and creative researchers come from different worlds that do not automatically align and intensive collaboration between different disciplines is often not without obstacles. We analyzed ten projects that are in the process of interdisciplinary research on solutions for living with dementia, obesity or loneliness. The question we address is: Which strategies do health and creative professionals use to work together in design research? We found that an array of strategies is used to foster collaboration as recommended in literature. However, the strategies to foster interdisciplinary collaboration in research recommended in literature do not easily fit the unpredictability of design research projects and the complexity that comes from doing research in health practice.

researchcomponents.publicationcontent.personslist.publicationauthors

  • Daan Andriessen | Professor | Methodology of Practice-Based Research
    dr. Daan Andriessen
    • Professor
    • Research groups: Methodology of Practice-Based Research
  • Berit Godfroij | Researcher | Co-design research group
    Berit Godfroij
    • Researcher
    • Research groups: Co-design
  • Kees Greven
    • Researcher
    • Research groups: Methodology of Practice-Based Research
  • Marieke Zielhuis | Researcher | Methodology of Practice-Based Research
    Marieke Zielhuis
    • Researcher
    • Research groups: Methodology of Practice-Based Research

Language English
Published in Christer K., Craig C. and Chamberlain P., eds. 2020. Proceedings of the 6th European Conference on Design4Health, 1st-3rd July 2020 Amsterdam
ISBN/ISSN URN:ISBN:978-1-83811-170-0
Key words Interdisciplinary research, Healthcare, Creative sector, Design research