De-Marco et al. (2010) The Ecology of Learning-by-Building

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The Ecology of Learning-by-Building: Bridging Design Science and Natural History of Knowledge

A growing stream of research in Information Systems - Organizational Studies is focusing on Design Sciences, not only because a deep understanding of design processes is perceived as fundamental in order to enhance artifacts quality, but also because design activity is more and more understood as a powerful opportunity to create new knowledge. But what are the relationships between design as a pragmatic, problem-solving activity, and design as a learning activity? Moreover, what are the relationships between design as a learning activity, and “proper” scientific research? Even more importantly, under what conditions does successful learning-by-building more probably take place? Natural sciences, and Konrad Lorenz in particular, have given important contributions to answer these questions. This paper seeks to demonstrate how eco-evolutionary thought, which has been quite overlooked in our disciplinary field so far, could be useful to build an effective, multi-disciplinary, epistemologically sound basis to Design Sciences.

Citation Marco De-Marco, Renato Fiocca, Francesca Ricciardi (2010). The Ecology of Learning-by-Building: Bridging Design Science and Natural History of Knowledge. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 6105 LNCS, pp. 154–166. DOI

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@article{demarco2010ecology,
author = {De-Marco, Marco and Fiocca, Renato and Ricciardi, Francesca},
doi = {10.1007/978-3-642-13335-0_11},
isbn = {3642133347},
issn = {03029743},
journal = {Lecture Notes in Computer Science},
pages = {154--166},
title = {{The Ecology of Learning-by-Building: Bridging Design Science and Natural History of Knowledge}},
volume = {6105 LNCS},
year = {2010}
}

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