How Designers Think: The Designing Process Demystified, Second Edition provides a comprehensive discussion of the psychology of the design process. The book is comprised of 15 chapters that are organized into three parts. The text first discusses the fundamentals of the concept of designer, designing, and design. The second part deals with design problems, including its components, model, and solutions. The last part covers the cognitive aspect of designing; the coverage of this part includes the philosophes, strategies, and tactics of design. The book will be of great interest to both students and instructors of architecture, planning, and industrial and interior design.
Author's Preface to the Second Edition
Part One What is Design?
2 The Changing Role of the Designer in Society
3 Descriptions of the Design Process
Part Two Problems and Solutions
4 The Components of Design Problems
5 Measurement, Criteria and Judgment in Design
6 A Model of Design Problems
7 Problems and Solutions
Part Three Design Thinking
8 Types and Styles of Thinking
9 Creative Thinking
10 Design Philosophies
11 Design Strategies
12 Design Tactics and Traps
13 Designing with Others
14 Designing with Computers
15 Where Next?
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- © Butterworth-Heinemann 1990
- 8th May 1990
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Bryan Lawson is a Professor of Architecture at the University of Sheffield. He is however both an architect and a psychologist, which has enabled him to study the nature of the design process.
Dean of the Faculty of Architectural Studies, University of Sheffield, UK. Author of How Designers Think, Language of Space and What Designers Know.