1st Edition

Designology Studies on Planning for Action

Edited By Wojciech W. Gasparski Copyright 2014
    197 Pages
    by Routledge

    198 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    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


    Wojciech W. Gasparski, Tufan Orel