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Perennial Prototypes: Designing Science Exhibits with John Dewey

  • Kim Kullman
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Part of the Design Research Foundations book series (DERF)

Abstract

This chapter evokes the writings of John Dewey to investigate his pragmatist design philosophy through a study on exhibit development at the Exploratorium science museum in San Francisco. The chapter begins by describing the main features of Dewey’s thinking, concentrating specifically on two notions: experience and experiment. It then transposes these into the area of exhibit development to explore their potential for contemporary design practice and their largely unexamined implications for design theory.

Keywords

John Dewey Pragmatism Design Science museums Exhibits 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of GeographyThe Open UniversityMilton KeynesUK

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