New thinking in practice-led research in Design in Aotearoa New Zealand


  • Marcos Mortensen Steagall Auckland University of Technology



LINK DAT Special Issue, Practice-led Research, Design Research, New Thinking, Creative practice


In recent years, creative work and its potential relationships to scholarly research are increasing in influence and introducing critical vitality to Universities, opening new approaches for collaboration, interdisciplinarity and community engagement. For practitioners, it offers a research approach that merges personal experience into the designer practice, skill set and design artefact. [...]


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Author Biography

Marcos Mortensen Steagall, Auckland University of Technology

Marcos Mortensen Steagall is an Associate Professor in the Communication Design department at the Auckland University of Technology - AUT since 2016. He is the Communication Design Postgraduate Strand Leader and Programme Leader for Communication Design and Interaction Design for Year 3. He holds a Master's (2000) and PhD (2006) in Communication & Semiotics acquired from The Pontifical Catholic University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, and a PhD in Art & Design from Auckland University of Technology in 2019. Research interest focus on Practice-oriented research in Design through a Global South perspective.




How to Cite

Mortensen Steagall, M. (2023). New thinking in practice-led research in Design in Aotearoa New Zealand. DAT Journal, 8(1), 1–4.