Thinking Making: Range of Crafts and Design Practices in Relation to a Variety of Contextual, Theoretical, and Critical Perspectives
Crafts research has not been explored much over the past years. The theoretical framework that has been developed within embodied cognition about tangible interfaces or design practices has only been explored to limited extents within general craft research as product crafts (Kangas 2014). According to Hummels & van Dijk (2015), the theoretical framework about embodied cognition of craft products and practices has been limitedly utilised in research about interaction design since its development few years ago. A range of theoretical, contextual, and critical perspectives can be utilised to explore, analyse and evaluate the meaning in craft objects and design practices. Crafts and design practices have influence on people as one of their main purpose or ambition. Therefore, understanding the prevailing theoretical, contextual, and critical perspectives of crafts and design practices would allow creators to comprehend the vast ways in which they can produce craft and design products that are influential to the society (Groth 2016). Therefore, it is expected that every craft product or object would convey a meaning based on certain theories, contexts, and its general appearance.