Design Methodology and Relationships with Science

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Marc J de Vries, Marc de Vries, Nigel Cross, D.P. Grant
Springer Science & Business Media, Mar 31, 1993 - Education - 327 pages
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Many business corporations are faced with the challenge of bringing together quite different types of knowledge in design processes: knowledge of different disciplines in the natural and engineering sciences, knowledge of markets and market trends, knowledge of political and juridical affairs. This also means a challenge for design methodology as the academic discipline that studies design processes and methods. The aim of the NATO ARW of which this book is the report was to bring together colleagues from different academic fields to discuss this increasing multidisciplinarity in the relationship between design and sciences. This multidisciplinarity made the conference a special event. At a certain moment one of the participants exclaimed: "This is not a traditional design methodology conference!" Throughout the conference it was evident that there was a need to develop a common language and understanding to enable the exchange of different perspectives on design and its relationship with science. The contributions that have been included in this book show these different perspectives: the philosophical, the historical, the engineering perspective and the practical designer's experience.
  

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
A HISTORY OF DESIGN METHODOLOGY
15
A FEW CASE STUDIES
29
AN ARCHITECTURAL CASE STUDY OF SIMULATING CONFLICTS OF INTEREST AND GENERATING COMPROMISE PROPOSALS
63
A REPORT
103
DESIGN KNOWLEDGE DESIGN RESEARCH RELATED SCIENCES
121
SCIENCE IN ENGINEERING ONE COMPONENT OF THE SCIENCE OF ENGINEERING DESIGN
137
THE PRAXIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE
165
DESIGNS ARE CULTURAL ALLOYS STEMPJE IN DESIGN METHODOLOGY
191
FORMALIZATION AND AUTOMATION OF GENERATIVE PROCESSES IN CLASS 1 CREATIVE DESIGN
249
TOWARDS A NEW PROGRAM FOR RESEARCH IN DESIGN
267
INNOVATION AND DESIGN FOR DEVELOPING TECHNOLOGICAL CAPABILITIES IN GENERAL EDUCATION
277
PRACTICAL IMPLICATIONS
309
LIST OF AUTHORS AND RAPPORTEURS
321
SUBJECT INDEX
325
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About the author (1993)

Nigel Cross is Professor of Design Studies at the UKa (TM)s Open University and a leading international figure in the world of design research. With academic and practical backgrounds in architecture and industrial design, he has conducted research in computer-aided design, design methodology and design education since the nineteen-sixties. His current principal research interest is in design cognition, based on studies of expert and exceptional designers. He has been a member of the academic staff of the pioneering, multi-media Open University since 1970, where he has been responsible for, or instrumental in, a wide range of distance education courses in design and technology. For many years Professor Cross was Head of the Department of Design and Innovation at the Open University a" a department with one of the strongest research records in Art and Design in the UK. Recent books by Professor Cross include the third edition of his successful textbook on Engineering Design Methods (Wiley, 2000), and he has been a co-editor of books on Research in Design Thinking, Analysing Design Activity and Expertise in Design. His total publications list includes more than 120 items, plus many Open University course texts, broadcasts, etc. Professor Cross is also Editor-in-Chief of the international journal of Design Studies.