Understandings of the Concept of Iteration in Design-Based Research

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The paper is the first in a series of papers addressing design in Design-based
research. The series looks into the question of how this research
approach is connected to design. What happens when educational
researchers adopt designerly ways of working? This paper provides an
overview of design-based research and from there on discuss one key
characteristic, namely iterations, which are fundamental to educational
design research in relation to how designers operate and why. The paper
concludes that in general iteration is not a particularly well-described
aspect in the reporting of DBR-projects. Half of the articles are not directly
concerned with this aspect and a forth barely mention it. When dealt with,
iterations are most frequently understood as cycles of analysis in relation
to testing out prototypes in longer periods of time. Refinements are
applied retrospectively after thorough data analysis and usually after long
periods of testing design solutions in practice.
Translated title of the contributionForståelser af begrebet iteration i design-baseret forskning
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCumulus REDO Conference Proceedings 30 May - 2 June 2017
Number of pages6
Place of PublicationKolding
Publication date30 May 2017
ISBN (Electronic)978-87-93416-15-4
Publication statusPublished - 30 May 2017
EventCumulus Redo Conference 2017 - Designskolen Kolding, Kolding, Denmark
Duration: 30 May 20172 Jun 2017


ConferenceCumulus Redo Conference 2017
LocationDesignskolen Kolding
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