Design processes differ in elementary points from scientific disciplines. However, they manage to provide good solutions to problems.
This master thesis aims at investigating the ability of interdisciplinary design workshops to create knowledge and if so to identify which kind of knowledge is being created. Designing a geo-tracking video technology within a workshop is used as an example design process. In the first part of this study theories regarding knowledge creation and design in a scientific context are examined. The second part starts with a description of the workshop preparation, followed by an overview of the TCam app programmed by the author. The results are presented by means of an analysis of the video observation and feedback from the participants. On the basis of product-related, person-related and process-related knowledge creation the study shows that interdisciplinary design workshops have enormous potential for knowledge creation. However, considering the context-sensitivity of design processes, one should be careful with generalization. Apart from that, knowledge created in the design workshop and enriched by the author manifests itself in the low-tech prototype. Next to disclosing other possibilities in design research, a comparison of the study with selected theories finally embeds this master thesis in a scientific context.