Wiley, Nov 23, 1984 - Technology & Engineering - 368 pages
The only comprehensive, one volume compilation of the key papers and history of design methodology published over the last twenty years. Section introductions provide a succinct overview with the primary focus in the architectural and environmental design fields.
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The Structure of Design Problems
The Nature of Design Activity
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