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About Designing

Analysing Design Meetings, 1st Edition

Edited by Janet McDonnell, Peter Lloyd

CRC Press

434 pages

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Paperback: 9780415440585
pub: 2009-06-26
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The twenty-one contributions to About: Designing draw on a rich variety of methodological positions, research backgrounds and design disciplines including architecture, product design, engineering, applied linguistics, communication studies, cognitive psychology, and discourse studies. Collectively these studies comprise a state-of-the-art overview of design thinking research. About: Designing will be of interest to design researchers at any level, as well as specialists in a broad range of design disciplines and social studies.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction

Part 1: Understanding Design Processes

2 Intersections of Brainstorming Rules and Social Order

Ben Matthews

3 Spider Webbing: A Paradigm for Engineering Design Conversations during Concept Generation

Ade Mabogunje, Ozgur Eris, Neeraj Sonalkar, Malte Jung & Larry Leifer

4 Co-evolution in Design Practice

Isabelle Reymen, Kees Dorst & Frido Smulders

Part 2: Values in Designing

5 Ethical Imagination and Design

Peter Lloyd

6 The Mechanisms of Value Transfer in Design Meetings

Christopher Le Dantec & Ellen Yi-Luen Do

7 Affect-in-Cognition through the Language of Appraisals

Andy Dong, Maaike Kleinsmann & Rianne Valkenburg

Part 3: Aspects of Design Cognition

8 Analogical Reasoning and Mental Simulation in Design: Two Strategies Linked to Uncertainty Resolution

Linden J. Ball & Bo T. Christensen

9 Task, Team, Process: The Development of Shared Representations in an Engineering Design Team

Petra Badke-Schaub, Kristina Lauche, Andre Neumann & Saeema Ahmed

10 Variants and Invariants of Design Cognition

Ömer Akın

Part 4: Design Process Models

11 The Influence of the Design Task Description on the Course and Outcome of Idea Generation Meetings

Kilian Gericke, Michael Schmidt-Kretschmer & Luciënne Blessing

12 Using the FBS Ontology to Capture Semantic Design Information in Design Protocol Studies

Jeff Kan & John Gero

Part 5: Language, Discourse and Gesture

13 ‘Does this compromise your design?’ Socially Producing a Design Concept in Talk-in-Interaction

Rachael Luck

14 Collaborative Negotiation in Design: A Study of Design Conversations between Architect and Building Users

Janet McDonnell

15 The Function of Gesture in an Architectural Design Meeting

Willemien Visser

16 Aspects of Language Use in Design Conversation

Friedrich Glock

Part 6: Constructing Roles

17 Performing Architecture: Talking ‘Architect’ and ‘Client’ into Being

Arlene Oak

18 Behind the Scenes of the Design Theatre: Actors, Roles and the Dynamics of Communication

Gabriela Goldschmidt & Doron Eshel

19 Exploring the Boundaries: Language, Roles and Structures in Cross-Disciplinary Design Teams

Robin Adams, Llewellyn Mann, Shawn Jordan & Shanna Daly

Part 7: Objects, References, Context

20 From Ronchamp by Sledge: On the Pragmatics of Object References

Martin Stacey, Claudia Eckert & Chris Earl

21 Keeping Traces of Design Meetings through Intermediary Objects

Emine Serap Arıkog˘lu, Eric Blanco & Franck Pourroy

22 Matters of Context in Design

Cynthia Atman, Jim Borgford-Parnell, Katherine Deibel, Allison Kang, ai Ho Ng, Deborah Kilgore & Jennifer Turns

About the Editors

Janet McDonnell is Professor of Design Studies at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, University of the Arts, London, UK.

Peter Lloyd is Senior Lecturer and Head of the Design Group at The Open University, UK.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Engineering
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Health & Safety