From: lauf-s <lauf-s@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 23 Jun 1999 09:21:55 -0400
the notions of research vs method and a theory/practice dichotomy sounds
very similar to a thread that transpired here at design-l sometime within
the last six months:
the debate was whether "the tools we use determines the way we think" OR
"the way we think determines the way we use tools."
I espoused the latter, and I am struck by the similarity of the latter to
what Greg said: "What you think determines what you do and how you do it.
In short, ideas really do matter." The point I wish to make now is that I
have lately come to believe that BOTH of the above approaches are
intertwined and perhaps even co-dependent, hence signifying a duality
instead of a dichotomy.
as to design-talk, maybe there will always be two sides to ever story, or,
more exactly, two opposite sides of roughly equal measure and a third slim
marginal side that is circular and perpendicular to both of the others.