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How Designers Think - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780750602686, 9781483142111

How Designers Think

2nd Edition

The Design Process Demystified

Author: Bryan Lawson
eBook ISBN: 9781483142111
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 8th May 1990
Page Count: 252
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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.

Table of Contents

Author's Preface to the Second Edition

1 Introduction

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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8th May 1990
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About the Author

Bryan Lawson

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Dean of the Faculty of Architectural Studies, University of Sheffield, UK. Author of How Designers Think, Language of Space and What Designers Know.

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