Ethics and aesthetics as criteria for innovation

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This research study into biological art and digital architecture examines how specific forms of knowledge used in design stimulate innovation.


This project aims to understand innovation through design research, namely by engaging and reflecting on the activity of designing.

It is developing and studying a network of artists and designers in an emerging field of innovative practice, to capitalise on Australian expertise and capture new knowledge about designerly ways of knowing that underpin innovation.

Australia must innovate to tackle issues such as climate change which is characterised by uncertainty, instability, uniqueness, and value conflicts. The research develops the central claim of design research, namely that design is a discipline with specific forms of knowledge, and specifically considers the role of this knowledge in the vital area of innovation.


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