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  1. “A Delicate Business”: Wartime Airplane Designs and Their Post-War Evaluation, 1919–1924.Christine MacLeod - 2013 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 44 (2):269-279.
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  • Function and Forethought in Design.Greg Bamford - 2021 - Design Studies 76 (September):1-20.
    The function or intended use of a device such as a fire escape is escape from fire, whether or not it is ever actually used as such or it acquires other uses. Biological function, on the other hand, depends, in one way or another, on actual use. Philosophical attempts to explain artifact function by analogy with biological function or to build a unified theory of function are nonetheless common. What such attempts routinely overlook, however, is the role of forethought in (...)
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  • In Search for a Coherent Meta-Theoretical Structure : A Literature Review of Philosophy of Design.Lakew Nathan & Hedström Karin - unknown
    This paper explores the possibility of building a coherent knowledge base for philosophyof design in IS research. After identifying and categorizing what is considered as designissues in the IS field, we propose a taxonomy of design abstractions in the form of a meta-theoretical structure. Based on the proposed hierarchical taxonomy, we have conducteda concept-centric literature review on four leading IS research journals publishedbetween January 2011 and July 2016. Our result shows that the IS field struggles withmisalignment of philosophy of design (...)
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