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. You can also download an RTD 2017 Companion booklet here.


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