At RTD 2017 we present work from researcher-practitioners documenting research through design projects, including descriptions of methods, processes and insights emerging from inquiry. The RTD 2017 Proceedings comprise visual papers supporting the presentation of artefacts in a curated exhibition.  The visual papers are published and archived through Figshare, an online archival repository, on the RTD 2017 website. These exhibits and papers accompany presentations of ‘research through design’ in the Rooms of Interest at the conference.

Below we list the RTD 2017 proceedings, organised as per the conference schedule with individual paper downloads and links to the archive on FigShare.


Day One Papers

Session 1

Day 1 | S1 | Room One: Crafting Design
Chaired by Paul Kerlaff

LuscombeWhat’s A Mallet For: A Woodworker’s Critique of The Workmanship of Risk | Philip Luscombe, Northumbria University, UK
DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.4746922.



HyperHive Series, Vones RTDCrafted Evolution: The Creation of the HyperHive Series | Katharina Vones, The University of Dundee, UK & Edinburgh Napier University, UK



Euedes, Maire RTDSocial Adventure through Design & Making: Experiences of the IDIS Chair – Industry, Design & Social Innovation | Emeline Eudes, Véronique Maire, Ecole Supérieure d’Art et de Design, FR
DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.4746937.



Day 1 | S1 | 
Room Two: Traces of Craft
Chaired by Justin Marshall

Norris RTDPolychronic Spoon Stories: Material Narrative in Multi-temporal Designing | Dr Jane Norris, The American University at Richmond, UK
DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.4746940.



Naas RTDMakers Marks: Glass in Translation | Lisa Naas on behalf of the Makers Marks Collaborative, Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh, UK
DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.4746943.



Kwon, Schnädelbach, Koleva, Benford RTDDelicate Hybrid Gift | Hyosun Kwon, Holger Schnädelbach, Boriana Koleva, Steve Benford, University of Nottingham, UK
DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.4746946.




Day 1 | S1 | Room Three: Critical Interventions
Chaired by Arno Verhoeven

Schofield RTDExploring Space with FieldVenturer | Guy Schofield, University of York, UK; Tom Schofield, Newcastle University, UK
DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.4746949.



Chamberlain, Craig RTDHOSPITAbLe: Critical Design and the Domestication of Healthcare | Paul Chamberlain, Claire Craig, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.4746952.



 Catting, Yurman, Green, Kirk, Bichard RTDRitual Machine V: Where are You? | David Chatting, Newcastle University, UK; Paulina Yurman, Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK; David P. Green, David S. Kirk, Northumbria University, UK;  Jo-Anne Bichard, Royal College of Art, UK
DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.4746958.



Session Two

Day 1 | S2 | Room One: Fictions / Futures
Chaired by John Vines

Elsden, Chatting, Durrant, Green, Kirk RTDAbacus Datagraphy: A Speculative Enactment | Chris Elsden, David Chatting, Newcastle University, UK; Abigail Durrant, David Green, David Kirk, Northumbria University, UK
DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.4746961.



Coulton, Lindley, Sturdee, Stead RTDDesign Fiction as World Building | Paul Coulton, Joseph Lindley, Imagination, Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts, Lancaster University, UK; Miriam Sturdee, Mike Stead, Lancaster University, UK
DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.4746964.



Encinas, Dylan, Mitchell RTD

What’s the Matter with[in] Design Fiction? | Enrique Encinas, Tommy Dylan, Northumbria University, UKRobb Mitchell, University of Southern Denmark, DK
DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.4746967.



Day 1 | S2 | Room Two: Robots, Machines and Design
Chaired by Debbie Maxwell

Humphries, Pepperell, Thompson RTDMalentangled: Function Redacting Tape | Humphries, T., Pepperell, R., Thompson, S., Cardiff School of Art & Design, UK; Punt, M., University of Plymouth, UK
DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.4746970.



Murray-Rust, Jugenfeld RTDThinking through Robotic Imaginaries | Dave Murray-Rust, Edinburgh College of Art, UK; Rocio von Jungenfeld, University of Kent, UK
DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.4746973.



Lefuevre, Totzauer, Bischof, Storz, Kurze, Berger RTD

Loaded Dice: How to cheat your way to creativity | Kevin Lefeuvre, Sören Totzauer, Andreas Bischof, Michael Storz, Albrecht Kurze, Arne Berger, Technische Universität Chemnitz, DE
DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.4746976.



Day 1 | S2 | Room Three: Sensing Consumption
Chaired by Abi Durrant

Oogjes, Alonso, Wakkary RTDListening to the Food: A Design Approach to Food Waste | Doenja Oogjes, Miguel Bruns Alonso, Simon Fraser University, Canada; Ron Wakkary, Simon Fraser University, Canada, & TU/e, Eindhoven, NL
DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.4746979.



Dolejšová,Tereza Lišková, Obert RTDHotKarot & OpenSauce: Edible Storytelling & Design Speculations | Markéta Dolejšová, National University of Singapore, SG; Tereza Lišková, Material Times, Prague, CZ ; Martin Obert, Cancel 356, Prague, CZ
DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.4746982.



Pierce, DiSalvo RTDNetwork Anxieties Design Packets | James Pierce, UC Berkeley, California, USA & Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA; Carl DiSalvo, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.4746985.




Day Two Papers

Session 1

Day 2 | S1 | Room 1: BioDesign
Chaired by Jane Calvert

Dade-Robertson, Ramirez-Figueroa, Hernan RTDBio-Materialism: Experiments in Biological Material Computation | Martyn Dade-Robertson, Carolina Ramirez-Figueroa, Luis Hernan, Newcastle University, UK
DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.4746988.



Kawaski, Mizuno RTDBio-hacking Fashion: A Study on 2.5 Dimensional Fashion Pattern Cutting and Bacterial Dyes | Kazuya Kawasaki, Keio University Graduate School of Media and Governance, JP; Dr. Daijiro Mizuno (PhD RCA), Keio University, JP
DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.4746991.



Moisy, Pschetz RTDDesigning with Living Organisms | Anaïs Moisy, Larissa Pschetz, University of Edinburgh, UK
DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.4746994.




Day 2 | S1 | Room 2: Design Ontologies
Chaired by Ian Lambert

Hester RTDFrameworks for Exploring Chance in the Creative Process | Cassie Hester, Mississippi State University, USA
DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.4746997.



Nan, Pedreschi, Patterson RTDEmerging Territories of Digital Material Practice | Cristina Nan, Remo Pedreschi & Charlie Patterson, University of Edinburgh, UK
DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.4747000.



Koulidou, Wallace RTDStaged Atmosphere: The Air[craft] Workshop | Nantia Koulidou, Jayne Wallace, Northumbria University, UK
DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.4747003.




Day 2 | S1 | Room Three: Space of Design
Chaired by Chris Speed

Harrison, Banks, Regan, Grayson RTDPresenting Physical Things Digitally: New Collecting Practices | Daniel Harrison, University College London, UK; Richard Banks, Tim Regan and Martin Grayson, Microsoft Research Cambridge, UK
DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.4747006.



Maxwell, Edwards, Odling RTDBee Boxes: Designing Spaces for Stories | Deborah Maxwell, University of York, UK; Liz Edwards, Lancaster University, UK; Morvern Odling, Freelance visual artist and designer, Edinburgh, UK
DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.4747009.



Beuno de Mesquita, Hamers RTDMapping Invisibility | Naomi Bueno de Mesquita, Design Academy Eindhoven, NL & KU Leuven, Leuven, BE; David Hamers, Design Academy Eindhoven, NL
DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.4747015.




Day Three Papers

Session 1

Day 3 | S1 | Room One: Crafting Cloth
Chaired by Sam Vetesse

Mackey, Wakkary, Tomico, Wensveen, Hengeveld RTDDay-to-Day Speculation: Designing and Wearing Dynamic Fabric | Angella Mackey, Philips Lighting Research; Simon Fraser University, Canada; Oscar Tomico, ELISAVA, Barcelona, Spain; Stephan Wensveen, Bart Hengeveld and all authors above, Eindhoven University of Technology, NL
DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.4747018.


Rodríguez Peralta, Sarmiento RTDThe Craft of Tailoring | Camilo Andrés Rodríguez Peralta, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogota, CO; Martha Patricia Sarmiento Pelayo, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogota, CO & University of Illinois, USA
DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.4747021.



Sadkowska RTDMaking and Writing; Writing and Making: Co-Constructing Experiential Knowledge in and Through ‘Doing’ Fashion | Ania Sadkowska, Coventry University, UK
DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.4747024.



Day 3 | S1 | Room Two: Closer to the Skin
Chaired by Joyce Yee

Kettley, Townsend, Walker, Glazzard RTDElectric Corset: An Approach to Wearables Innovation | Sarah Kettley, Katherine Townsend, Sarah Walker, Martha GlazzardNottingham Trent University, UK
DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.4747027.



Won Jun RTDPlant-Like Robots | Ji Won Jun, Immersive Experiences Lab, HP Inc., USA
DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.4747030.




Valle-Noronha RTDOn the Agency of Clothes: Surprise as a Tool Towards Stronger Engagements | Julia Valle-Noronha, Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture, FL

DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.4747033.



Day 3 | S1 | Room Three: Future Spaces
Chaired by Larissa Pschetz

Gibson RTDRepurposed Interface, Repurposed Medium, Repurposed Content | Dr. Steve Gibson, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.4747036.



Kirman, Lawson, Linehan RTDThe Dog Internet: Autonomy and Interspecies Design | Ben Kirman, University of York, UK; Shaun Lawson, Northumbria University, UK; Conor Linehan, University College Cork, IE
DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.4747039.



The RTD 2017 conference companion is also available to download, organised into chapters. This includes a welcome from the general chairs and the conference programme, along with abstracts from the proceedings:




RTD2017_Companion Day3