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Design Knowing and Learning : Cognition in Design Education - M McCracken

Design Knowing and Learning

Cognition in Design Education

Hardcover Published: 22nd February 2001
ISBN: 9780080438689
Number Of Pages: 328

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Wide aspects of a university education address design: the conceptualization, planning and implementation of man-made artifacts. All areas of engineering, parts of computer science and of course architecture and industrial design all claim to teach design. Yet the education of design tends ot follow tacit practices, without explicit assumptions, goals and processes.

This book is premised on the belief that design education based on a cognitive science approach can lead to significant improvements in the effectiveness of university design courses and to the future capabilities of practicing designers. This applies to all professional areas of design. The book grew out of publications and a workshop focusing on design education. This volume attempts to outline a framework upon which new efforts in design education might be based.

The book includes chapters dealing with six broad aspects of the study of design education:
- Methodologies for undertaking studies of design learning
- Longitudinal assessment of design learning
- Methods and cases for assessing beginners, experts and special populations
- Studies of important component processes
- Structure of design knowledge
- Design cognition in the classroom

Introduction: Bringing Design
Knowledge and Learning Together
Stalking Homo Faber: A Comparison of Research Strategies for Studying Design Behavior
Studying Engineering Design Learning: Four Verbal Protocol Studies
Novice Conceptions of Design: Implications for the Design of Learning Environments
Design Cognition: Results from Protocol and Other Empirical Studies of Design Activity
Variants in Design Cognition
An Argument for Design Research aacute; la Carte
New Directions in Design Cognition: Studies of Representation and Recall
Visual Analogy A Strategy for Design Reasoning and Learning
Dissociation of Design Knowledge
Scenario-based Design: A Brief History and Rationale
The Mind in Design: A conceptual Framework for Cognition in Design Education
Design Knowing and Learning: A Socially Mediated Activity
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ISBN: 9780080438689
ISBN-10: 0080438687
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 22nd February 2001
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 17.15  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.75