Design Methodology and Relationships with Science

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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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The best and longest lasting designs are always based on function. The locks originally designed in Egypt were overcome rather easily and subsequent methodologies were necessary to keep out the unwanted. Science (the design of methodologies of measurement) has evolved and played an incremental and necessary part in the design of almost everything including art. http://locksmithfortcollins.biz 

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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Nigel Cross is Emeritus Professor of Design Studies, Open University, UK. He has vast experience as a design teacher and an international reputation as a design scholar through books such as" Designerly Ways of Knowing" and "Analysing Design Activity", and editorship of the leading research journal "Design Studies.