CADI Design Research Journal

“CADI”, the research journal published by L’École de design Nantes Atlantique, is both a medium to share the reflections and knowledge currently produced within our institution, and a means to bear witness to the diversity and quality of the scientific contributions required for design projects to come to life.

All higher education design institutions seem to be concerned with the same central question: which skills and practices are essential in training future designers and what type of knowledge results from this type of transmission? This question is the bedrock for the policy of research in design advocated by L’École de design Nantes Atlantique: a pragmatic approach resolutely rooted in the cultural, scientific and economic contexts.

CADI has been published as printed material from December 2007 to January 2011. Additional articles, interviews and essays have been added to the blog from 2010 onwards. Two issues have been published in 2007 (“Experience Design”) and 2010 (“Co-design”). Two special issues, gathering interviews of experts from all fields, have also been published in 2008 and 2009. The printed edition is no longer existing, as all the research material is now available solely online on the blog. CADI is directed by Frédéric Degouzon, Head of Strategy, & Jocelyne Le Bœuf, Head of Studies, assisted by Morgane Saysana.

Table of contents for existing issues

CADI #1 January 2008 “Experience Design” - D. Bihanic, Y. Le Guennec, R. Charvet Pello

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CADI Special Issue 2008 – F. Kaplan, M.T. Neuilly, B. Bachimont, P. Gauthier, A. Hubert, G. Guilloux

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CADI Special Issue 2009 – L. Nigay, S. Boucher, H. Samier, C. Gallen

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CADI #2 January 2011 « Co-Design » - J. Lebœuf, G. Rougon, E. Le Mouël, to be published

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