Design Expertise

Design Expertise


By (author) Bryan Lawson, By (author) Kees Dorst

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  • Publisher: Architectural Press
  • Format: Paperback | 322 pages
  • Dimensions: 188mm x 244mm x 20mm | 798g
  • Publication date: 6 May 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 1856176703
  • ISBN 13: 9781856176705
  • Sales rank: 342,264

Product description

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.

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Author information

Bryan Lawson is a Professor of Architecture at the University of Sheffield. He is however both an architect and a psychologist, which has enabled him to study the nature of the design process.

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