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What Designers Know - Bryan Lawson

What Designers Know

Paperback Published: 8th April 2004
ISBN: 9780750664486
Number Of Pages: 140

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Each chapter deals with a different technique from which we can best represent and make explicit the forms of knowledge used by designers. The book explores whether design knowledge is special, and attempts to get to the root of where design knowledge comes from. Crucially, it focuses on how designers use drawings in communicating their ideas and how they 'converse' with them as their designs develop. It also shows how experienced designers use knowledge differently to novices suggesting that design 'expertise' can be developed. Overall, this book builds a layout of the kinds of skill, knowledge and understanding that make up what we call designing.
1. Provides an exploration of research techniques giving an insight into the source of design knowledge
2. Illustrates how designers interact with their drawings and with computers in developing their knowledge
3. Provides the latest debates on the nature of design knowledge

Uncovering design knowledge
Why might design knowledge be special?
Sources and types of knowledge
Drawings and types of design knowledge
Manipulating design knowledge embedded in drawings
Exchanging design knowledge with computers Non-verbal communication
Design Conversations
Theoretical and experiential knowledge in design
Expert Knowledge in Design
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ISBN: 9780750664486
ISBN-10: 0750664487
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 140
Published: 8th April 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.32 x 20.02  x 0.81
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1