Humanities Research Through Design

Humanities Computing gave rise to the Digital Humanities, which brought considerations of a wider scope of the digital turn to humanities research. Increasingly, the area is understood to include the field of design, exemplified by definitions that describe the Digital Humanities as a “generative enterprise”. We suggest that design contributes not only to the making of digital artefacts. Design practiced with the aim to generate new knowledge constitues a research method. Design research contributes to the Digital Humanities expertise in addressing complex problems and methods for making the knowledge that is generated during a design process explicit.
Florian Kräutli and Stephen Boyd Davis
Kräutli, F. and Boyd Davis, S., 2016. Digital Humanities Research Through Design. DH Early Career Conference ‘Mapping the Scope Reach of the Digital Humanities’. London: King’s College. Available at