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1st Edition

Studies on Planning for Action

ISBN 9781412854757
Published August 30, 2014 by Routledge
198 Pages

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Book Description

The more complex a human action is, the greater the need to formulate a plan of action, devise a method of implementation, and evaluate its execution. Such preparation is called design or planning, and can be defined as a conceptual preparation for action. Design and planning by themselves are so complex and important that they need informed preparation, which calls for systematic designological studies.

This volume brings together original contributions of researchers and practitioners in design theory, design research, and design studies. Its main purpose is to highlight the possibilities of the discipline of designology. Doing and thinking, or thinking and doing, whatever the order, are intertwined. That is why praxiology, the science of action, defines design as a conceptual preparation of action.

Included here are contributions from Jack Brzezinski, Eduardo Corte-Real, Nigel Cross, Michel Faucheux, Joelle Forest, Wojciech W. Gasparski, Ioannes B. Kapelouzos, Thorbjoern Mann, Tom Maver, Tarkko Oksala, Tufan Orel, Sevil Saryldz, and Ladislav Tondl. Designology is the latest volume in Transaction's highly regarded Praxiology series.

Table of Contents

Editorial, Wojciech W. Gasparski

Introduction, Tufan Orel

Part One: Designological Ideas

Designology: Toward a Unifi ed Science on Design
Revisited, Wojciech W. Gasparski

On the Science of Design or "Designology"
Revisited, Tufan Orel

Francisco d'Hollanda's "Sciencia do Desegno" Early Modern Designology,
Eduardo Corte-Real

Designology and Technology,
Michel Faucheux and Joelle Forest

Refl ective Conceptions on Design: Understanding Design between Esthetics and Poetics,
Tarkko Oksala

Part Two: Design as Human Action

New Tasks and Functions of Technological Designing,
Ladislav Tondl

Strategic Thinking in Design Practice,
Nigel Cross

Argumentative Planning and Policy-Making Discourse with Argument Evaluation,
Thorbjoern Mann

The Impact of Information Technology in Architecture Design,
Tom Maver

Part Three: Domains of Application

Is Architectural Design a Science?,
Sevil Saryldz

Modeling Software Systems,
Jack Brzezinski

The Design of Jurisprudence on Environmental Protection and Sustainability by the Hellenic Supreme Administrative
Court and Its Relation to the Classical Greek Value System,
Ioannes B. Kapelouzos

Notes about the Authors

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