Design Expertise

By Bryan Lawson, Kees Dorst

© 2009 – Routledge

322 pages

Purchasing Options:
Paperback: 9781856176705
pub: 2009-03-27
US Dollars$57.95
Hardback: 9781138132979
pub: 2015-10-12
US Dollars$165.00

e–Inspection Copy

About the Book

Design Expertise explores what it takes to become an expert designer.It examines the perception of expertise in design and asks what knowledge, skills, attributes and experiences are necessary in order to design well. Bryan Lawson and Kees Dorst develop a new model of design expertise and show how design expertise can be developed.

This book is designed for all students, teachers, practitioners and researchers in architecture and design. To enable all readers to explore the book in a flexible way, the authors’ words are always found on the left hand page. On the right are diagrams, illustrations and the voices of designers, teachers and students and occasionally others too.

'Design Expertise' provides a provocative new reading on the nature of design and creative thought.

Table of Contents

1. Journeys Through Design; 2. Understanding Design; 3. Expertise in Design; 4. Starting Out as a Designer; 5. Being Professional; 6. Educating Designers; 7. The Continuing Journey

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ARCHITECTURE / Study & Teaching