Code, Decode, Recode: Constructing, deconstructing and reconstructing knowledge through making

PIPER, Anna (2016). Code, Decode, Recode: Constructing, deconstructing and reconstructing knowledge through making. DRS2016: Future-Focused Thinking.

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In craft practice, embodied knowledge is constructed (‘coded’) through the hands-on experience of making and application of technical rules, subsequently deconstructed (‘decoded’) through reflection and analysis, before being rebuilt (‘recoded’) to further develop practice and outcomes. In this paper practice-led PhD research into the development composite woven garments is used to demonstrate the vital role that process and object analysis play in the advancement of creative practice and a successful transition from hand to digital production. Drawing parallels between hand weaving and computer use, it explores how the ‘digital thinking’ inherent in weaving can facilitate a productive relationship with digital weaving technologies. Presented as a ‘visual essay’ this paper aims to bridge the gap between implicit and explicit knowledge, using a predominantly visual method to maximise the reach of the research, communicating implicit and explicit knowledge with equal clarity and offering an alternative approach to the dissemination of practice-led research.

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Additional Information: Design Research Society International Conference,27 - 30 June 2016, Brighton, United Kingdom.
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SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2023 09:22
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2023 12:47

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