Designerly Ways of Knowing

Designerly Ways of Knowing
Author: Nigel Cross
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 141
Release: 2007-10-05
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 9783764384845

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The concept "Designerly Ways of Knowing" emerged in the late 1970s alongside new approaches in design education. This book is a unique insight into expanding discipline area with important implications for design research, education and practice.

Designerly Ways of Knowing

Designerly Ways of Knowing
Author: Nigel Cross
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 114
Release: 2006-06-29
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9781846283017

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A revised and edited collection of key parts of Professor Cross’s published work, this book offers a timeline of scholarship and research over the course of 25 years, and a resource for understanding how designers think and work. Coverage includes the nature and nurture of design ability; creative cognition in design; the natural intelligence of design; design discipline versus design science; and expertise in design.

Designerly Ways of Knowing

Designerly Ways of Knowing
Author: Nigel Cross
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 114
Release: 2006-03-09
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 1846283000

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A revised and edited collection of key parts of Professor Cross’s published work, this book offers a timeline of scholarship and research over the course of 25 years, and a resource for understanding how designers think and work. Coverage includes the nature and nurture of design ability; creative cognition in design; the natural intelligence of design; design discipline versus design science; and expertise in design.

Design Research Now

Design Research Now
Author: Ralf Michel
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2012-12-21
Genre: Design
ISBN: 9783764384722

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Design is becoming a recognised academic discipline, and design research is the driving force behind this transformation. Design Research Now – Essays and Selected Projects charts the field of design research with introductory essays and selected research projects. The authors of the essays, all leading international design scholars, stake out positions on the most important issues of design research. They locate the significance of design research at the interface with technological development, describe what makes it a necessary ingredient of the continued development of the design disciplines, and assign it a seminal role in the relevant developments of society. The essays are supplemented by the presentation of recently completed research projects from universities in the Netherlands, theUK andItaly.

Design Thinking

Design Thinking
Author: Nigel Cross
Publsiher: Berg
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2011-04-01
Genre: Design
ISBN: 9781847888464

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Design thinking is the core creative process for any designer; this book explores and explains this apparently mysterious "design ability". Focusing on what designers do when they design, Design Thinking is structured around a series of in-depth case studies of outstanding and expert designers at work, interwoven with overviews and analyses. The range covered reflects the breadth of Design, from hardware to software product design, from architecture to Formula One design. The book offers new insights and understanding of design thinking, based on evidence from observation and investigation of design practice. Design Thinking is the distillation of the work of one of Design's most influential thinkers. Nigel Cross goes to the heart of what it means to think and work as a designer. The book is an ideal guide for anyone who wants to be a designer or to know how good designers work in the field of contemporary Design.

Design Ethnography

Design Ethnography
Author: Francis Müller
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 93
Release: 2020-12-14
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9783030603960

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This open access book describes methods for research on and research through design. It posits that ethnography is an appropriate method for design research because it constantly orients itself, like design projects, towards social realities. In research processes, designers acquire project-specific knowledge, which happens mostly intuitively in practice. When this knowledge becomes the subject of reflection and explication, it strengthens the discipline of design and makes it more open to interdisciplinary dialogue. Through the use of the ethnographic method in design, this book shows how design researchers can question the certainties of the everyday world, deconstruct reality into singular aesthetic and semantic phenomena, and reconfigure them into new contexts of signification. It shows that design ethnography is a process in which the epistemic and creative elements flow into one another in iterative loops. The goal of design ethnography is not to colonize the discipline of design with a positivist and objectivist scientific ethos, but rather to reinforce and reflect upon the explorative and searching methods that are inherent to it. This innovative book is of interest to design researchers and professionals, including graphic artists, ethnographers, visual anthropologists and others involved with creative arts/media.

How Designers Think

How Designers Think
Author: Bryan Lawson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 321
Release: 2006
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 9780750660778

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In this fourth edition, Bryan Lawson continues his discussion, trying to understand how designers think. He does this by mapping out the issues concerned with the design process, with design problems and solutions and design thinking. This edition adds to the previous debates by including a new chapter on 'Design as Conversation' reflecting on how designers, either consciously or unconsciously, monitor, reflect on, control and change their thinking. It also includes a new series of case studies on notable designers including the racing car designer Gordon Murray, product designer James Dyson, and architects such as Edward Cullinan and Glenn Murcott. * A unique look at the psychology of the designer that provides a greater insight to the process of design * 'Demystifies' the complexity of the subject and uncovers new ways that design can be done * Conclusions are drawn from years of research and provide the very latest debate on the subject

Human Robot Interaction

Human Robot Interaction
Author: Céline Jost,Brigitte Le Pévédic,Tony Belpaeme,Cindy Bethel,Dimitrios Chrysostomou,Nigel Crook,Marine Grandgeorge,Nicole Mirnig
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 385
Release: 2020-05-13
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9783030423070

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This book offers the first comprehensive yet critical overview of methods used to evaluate interaction between humans and social robots. It reviews commonly used evaluation methods, and shows that they are not always suitable for this purpose. Using representative case studies, the book identifies good and bad practices for evaluating human-robot interactions and proposes new standardized processes as well as recommendations, carefully developed on the basis of intensive discussions between specialists in various HRI-related disciplines, e.g. psychology, ethology, ergonomics, sociology, ethnography, robotics, and computer science. The book is the result of a close, long-standing collaboration between the editors and the invited contributors, including, but not limited to, their inspiring discussions at the workshop on Evaluation Methods Standardization for Human-Robot Interaction (EMSHRI), which have been organized yearly since 2015. By highlighting and weighing good and bad practices in evaluation design for HRI, the book will stimulate the scientific community to search for better solutions, take advantages of interdisciplinary collaborations, and encourage the development of new standards to accommodate the growing presence of robots in the day-to-day and social lives of human beings.

The Sciences of the Artificial third edition

The Sciences of the Artificial  third edition
Author: Herbert A. Simon
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 1996-09-26
Genre: Computers
ISBN: 9780262264495

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Continuing his exploration of the organization of complexity and the science of design, this new edition of Herbert Simon's classic work on artificial intelligence adds a chapter that sorts out the current themes and tools—chaos, adaptive systems, genetic algorithms—for analyzing complexity and complex systems. There are updates throughout the book as well. These take into account important advances in cognitive psychology and the science of design while confirming and extending the book's basic thesis: that a physical symbol system has the necessary and sufficient means for intelligent action. The chapter "Economic Reality" has also been revised to reflect a change in emphasis in Simon's thinking about the respective roles of organizations and markets in economic systems.

The Routledge Companion to Design Research

The Routledge Companion to Design Research
Author: Paul Rodgers,Joyce Yee
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 522
Release: 2014-10-17
Genre: Design
ISBN: 9781317636243

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The Routledge Companion to Design Research offers a comprehensive examination of design research, celebrating the plurality of design research and the wide range of conceptual, methodological, technological and theoretical approaches evident in contemporary design research. This volume comprises 39 original and high quality design research chapters from contributors around the world, with offerings from the vast array of disciplines in and around modern design praxis, including areas such as industrial and product design, visual communication, interaction design, fashion design, service design, engineering and architecture. The Companion is divided into five distinct sections with chapters that examine the nature and process of design research, the purpose of design research, and how one might embark on design research. They also explore how leading design researchers conduct their design research through formulating and asking questions in novel ways, and the creative methods and tools they use to collect and analyse data. The Companion also includes a number of case studies that illustrate how one might best communicate and disseminate design research through contributions that offer techniques for writing and publicising research. The Routledge Companion to Design Research will have wide appeal to researchers and educators in design and design-related disciplines such as engineering, business, marketing, computing, and will make an invaluable contribution to state-of-the-art design research at postgraduate, doctoral, and post-doctoral levels and teaching across a wide range of different disciplines.

Design Research in Architecture

Design Research in Architecture
Author: Murray Fraser
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2021-07-29
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 9781351945103

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What is the role of design research in the types of insight and knowledge that architects create? That is the central question raised by this book. It acts as the introductory overview for Ashgate’s major new series, ’Design Research in Architecture’ which has been created in order to establish a firm basis for this emerging field of investigation within architecture. While there have been numerous architects-scholars since the Renaissance who have relied upon the interplay of drawings, models, textual analysis, intellectual ideas and cultural insights to scrutinise the discipline, nonetheless, until recently, there has been a reluctance within architectural culture to acknowledge and accept the role of design research as part of the discourse. However, in many countries around the world, one of the key changes in architecture and architectural education over the last decade has been the acceptance of design as a legitimate research area in its own right and this new series provides a forum where the best proponents of architectural design research can publish their work. This volume provides a broad overview on design research that supports and amplifies the different volumes coming out in the book series. It brings together leading architects and academics to discuss the more general issues involved in design research. At the end, there is an Indicative Bibliography which alludes to a long history of architectural books which can be seen as being in the spirit of design research.

Analysing Design Activity

Analysing Design Activity
Author: Nigel Cross,Henri Christiaans,Kees Dorst
Publsiher: Wiley
Total Pages: 480
Release: 1997-01-23
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 0471960608

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Design encompasses some of the highest cognitive abilities of human beings, including creativity, synthesis and problem solving. A substantial and varied range of research methods has been developed and adopted for the analysis of design activity, but until now it has been difficult to compare the work of different researchers using different methods. This book contains the results of an international workshop held in Delft, The Netherlands, which focused on one particular research method, that of protocol analysis. Researchers from seventeen different leading centres around the world were invited to analyse the same video recordings of designers working on an engineering product design. The 20 chapters in this book are the records of that workshop, providing rich insights into the design process and an overview of accumulated knowledge on design from these researchers. There is also a discussion of the properties and limitations of protocol analysis as a research technique for analysing design activity. The book is a substantial contribution to developing understanding of the nature of design activity, and is of value to researchers, teachers and practitioners of design.

Design Unbound Designing for Emergence in a White Water World Volume 1

Design Unbound  Designing for Emergence in a White Water World  Volume 1
Author: Ann M. Pendleton-Jullian,John Seely Brown
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2018-12-04
Genre: Design
ISBN: 9780262535793

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Tools for navigating today's hyper-connected, rapidly changing, and radically contingent white water world. Design Unbound presents a new tool set for having agency in the twenty-first century, in what the authors characterize as a white water world—rapidly changing, hyperconnected, and radically contingent. These are the tools of a new kind of practice that is the offspring of complexity science, which gives us a new lens through which to view the world as entangled and emerging, and architecture, which is about designing contexts. In such a practice, design, unbound from its material thingness, is set free to design contexts as complex systems. In a world where causality is systemic, entangled, in flux, and often elusive, we cannot design for absolute outcomes. Instead, we need to design for emergence. Design Unbound not only makes this case through theory but also presents a set of tools to do so. With case studies that range from a new kind of university to organizational, and even societal, transformation, Design Unbound draws from a vast array of domains: architecture, science and technology, philosophy, cinema, music, literature and poetry, even the military. It is presented in five books, bound as two volumes. Different books within the larger system of books will resonate with different reading audiences, from architects to people reconceiving higher education to the public policy or defense and intelligence communities. The authors provide different entry points allowing readers to navigate their own pathways through the system of books.

Different Perspectives in Design Thinking

Different Perspectives in Design Thinking
Author: Yvonne Eriksson
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2022-03-03
Genre: Critical thinking
ISBN: 0367254239

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The book highlights several aspects of design thinking such as Information Design, Critical Design, the meaning of Culture, Gender and disabilities are discussed. The functions of Information Design are changing, from 'showing the way', instruction manuals and graphic design.

NERD New Experimental Research in Design

NERD     New Experimental Research in Design
Author: Michael Erlhoff,Wolfgang Jonas
Publsiher: Birkhäuser
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2018-11-05
Genre: Design
ISBN: 9783035617429

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Design has long expressed and established itself as an independent research competence – a fact that also companies, institutions and politicians have come to acknowledge. What is still needed, however, is a stronger public platform for design to confidently reflect upon this process and to establish and communicate the specific innovative and experimental dimension of design research. For this reason, BIRD, the Board of International Research in Design, has developed the New Experimental Research in Design / NERD format. The edited conference contributions of twelve young researchers from all over the world provide an impressive and diverse and insightful range of intelligent and inspiring approaches in design research, giving rise to further debate and action in the rapidly evolving field.