The Multi-Skilled Designer: A Cognitive Foundation for Inclusive Architectural Thinking, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

The Multi-Skilled Designer

A Cognitive Foundation for Inclusive Architectural Thinking, 1st Edition

By Newton D'souza

Routledge

264 pages | 66 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9781138121133
pub: 2019-12-20
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Description

The Multi-Skilled Designer presents and analyses different approaches to contemporary architectural design and interprets them through the theory of multiple intelligences. D’souza highlights the skills diversity demonstrated in unique design approaches using examples from iconic design work as well as alternative practices. The book also establishes a systematic framework that uses the lens of cognitive psychology and developments in psychometric and brain research to analyze the unique cognitive thought processes of architectural designers and compiles design projects that could serve as a pedagogical companion for the reader. The book is aimed at design practitioners and students interested in examining their own thinking styles as well as those involved in design cognition research.

Table of Contents

  1. THE MULTI-SKILLED DESIGNER
  2. DESIGN COGNITION
  3. MAPPING DESIGN SKILLS
  4. INTRAPERSONAL SKILLS
  5. INTERPERSONAL SKILLS
  6. SUPRAPERSONAL SKILLS
  7. BODILY-KINESTHETIC SKILLS
  8. NATURALISTIC SKILLS
  9. SPATIAL SKILLS
  10. VERBAL/LINGUISTIC SKILLS
  11. LOGICAL-MATHEMATICAL SKILLS
  12. THE METAPHOR OF AN ENSEMBLE

About the Author

Newton D’Souza is a professor of architecture design at the University of Missouri. He received his PhD in architecture from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a masters degree from the National University of Singapore. As a design teacher, he received the 2014 The Ernest L. Boyer International Award for Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Technology and currently serves as the director of graduate studies at the department of Architecture Studies, University of Missouri. His current research includes design cognition, environment behavior and emerging media environments and has published more than forty research in leading design research journals and conferences, including Journal of Design Studies, Architecture Research Quarterly and Journal of Design Research. His experience in design practice has led to more than 25 successful architectural design projects in leading architecture design firms and finds value in applying this tacit knowledge to his design studio teaching.

About the Series

Routledge Research in Architecture

The Routledge Research in Architecture series provides the reader with the latest scholarship in the field of architecture. The series publishes research from across the globe and covers areas as diverse as architectural history and theory, technology, digital architecture, structures, materials, details, design, monographs of architects, interior design and much more. By making these studies available to the worldwide academic community, the series aims to promote quality architectural research.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ARC000000
ARCHITECTURE / General
ARC001000
ARCHITECTURE / Criticism