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Emergence of FROGS (French design Researchers Oncoming Group Structuration)

Ciprian, Nathalie;


This text underlines the actual rise and structuring of a Francophone design researchers community. It identifies some insights to understand the evolving French and French speaking context of design research. Most of institutions in the international design research society come from English speaking countries. And while some researchers from non English speaking countries belong to their own robust design community, French researchers are not massively present in the research community. They neither do not have a strong team corpus. Firstly, this text exposes three main hypothetic reasons for this weak participation: the organisation of postgraduate studies in design in France, a link with the unclear recognition for professional designers and the global national research structure. Based on these three observed states of things, next chapter presents the evolution of the global situation especially in France and details positive trends detected for each context. As a conclusion the text emphases how it is certainly time for new opportunities for people already involved in the discipline to be part of this structuring and rise within the international community.


Palavras-chave: design research community, international design society, non-English speaking countries, history of design research,


DOI: 10.5151/despro-icdhs2014-0133

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Como citar:

Ciprian, Nathalie; "Emergence of FROGS (French design Researchers Oncoming Group Structuration)", p. 66-67 . In: Tradition, Transition, Tragectories: major or minor influences? [=ICDHS 2014 - 9th Conference of the International Committee for Design History and Design Studies]. São Paulo: Blucher, 2014.
ISSN 2318-6968, DOI 10.5151/despro-icdhs2014-0133

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