2021 年 5 巻 1 号 p. 1_37-1_46
Although the general scope of design researches has shifted continuously after World War II, vigorous science and technology studies (STS) in association with technological controversies and scientific myths have expanded the vision of design studies and design history since the late 1990s. This paper firstly presents the beginning of design research conducted in the field of STS early on with a review of the related publications provided. After that, how the concept of STS is related to design studies and design history is further and well clarified respectively through a review of the related literature. Also, some important issues are raised and discussed thoroughly as well. Finally, this paper argues that adopting the STS perspective allows design researches to enlighten their negligence, and intensify the connection between design and society, thus bringing more imagination and possibilities for design practices.