Click on the cover image above to read some pages of this book!
How Designers Think is based on Bryan Lawson's many observations of designers at work, interviews with designers and their clients and collaborators. This extended work is the culmination of forty years' research and shows the belief that we all can, and do, design, and that we can learn to design better. The creative mind continues to have the power to surprise and this book aims to nurture and extend this creativity. Neither the earlier editions, nor this book, are intended as authoritative prescriptions of how designers should think but provide helpful advice on how to develop an understanding of design.
In this fourth edition, Bryan Lawson continues to try and understand how designers think, to explore how they might be better educated and to develop techniques to assist them in their task. Some chapters have been revised and three completely new chapters added. The book is now intended to be read in conjunction with What Designers Know which is a companion volume. Some of the ideas previously discussed in the third edition of How Designers Think are now explored more thoroughly in What Designers Know. For the first time this fourth edition works towards a model of designing and the skills that collectively constitute the design process.
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
'An extremely readable book, due in part to the soundbite-sized chapters' Architects Journal, 19.01.06 Reviews of previous editions: 'It has a great virtue of being thorough and readable... excellent bibliography.' Built Environment 'This book makes a valuable, if individualistic contribution to the literature of design theory.' Science and Technology Press 'The author succeeds in demystifying his subject for the lay reader.' - New Scientist
'The chapters are well written in a readable form and packed full of data undeniably valuable to students.' ASI Journal 'Its success is well deserved, because it is clearly written, the arguments are logically presented, and the design process is indeed demystified.' - Architectural Science Review
What is Design?
The changing role of the designer
Route maps of the design process
Problems and Solutions
The components of design problems
Measurement, criteria and judgment in design
A model of design problems
Problems, solutions and the design process
Types and styles of thinking
Designing with others
Design as conversation and perception
Towards a model of designing
Table of Contents provided by Ingram. All Rights Reserved.
ISBN: 9780750660778 ISBN-10: 0750660775 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 321 Published: 14th October 2005 Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 19.0
Weight (kg): 0.65
Edition Number: 4 Edition Type: New edition