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Uncovering design knowledge
Is there such a thing as ‘design knowledge’?
Expertise in design
Types of knowledge
Ways of uncovering design knowledge
Why might design knowledge be special?
Knowing by doing
Knowledge beyond the problem
Problems and solutions
Design solutions tend to be holistic
Knowledge about design problems
Process sequence
The components of design thought
Design ‘events’
Design ‘episodes’
The language of thought
Design as problem solving
Sources and types of knowledge
Sources of design knowledge
Immediacy of knowledge in design
The client and the brief
Legislators and the brief
Users and the brief
Clients and users,problems and solutions
Establishing boundaries
Importance and criticality
Direct lines of communication
Drawings and types of design knowledge
Design by drawing
Design representations
Types of drawings
Presentation drawings
Instruction drawings
Consultation drawings
Experiential drawings
Diagrams
Fabulous drawings
Proposition drawings
Calculation drawings
Manipulating design knowledge embedded indrawings
Size of drawing
The dangers of drawings
Selectivity of drawings
Drawings as symbol systems
Drawings as transformations between problem and solution
What do designers ‘see’ when they look at their drawings?
The symbolic and formal content of design drawings
Exchanging design knowledge with computers
The roles of the computer
The computer as ‘oracle’
The computer as draftsman
Pixels versus components
The computer as modeller
The computer as critic
Conceptual structures
Modellers and carvers
Deskilling design
Co-ordinating and managing design information
Networks
Design conversations
A picture is worth a thousand words...but not always!
Drawing and talking
Conversational roles
Conversations of the mind
Narrative design conversations
A design lexicon
Solution-based precedent
Types of precedent
Using precedent
Episodic memory and design knowledge
Design precedent and episodic memory
Design education
Levels of expertise
Development of schemata
Acquisition of precedent
Development of guiding principles
Ability of recognition
Design gambits
The ‘situated’ nature of design knowledge
The nature of design expertise
Bibliography
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What Designers Know

What Designers Know

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