Design Methodology and Relationships with Science

Design Methodology and Relationships with Science

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Many business corporations are faced with the challenge of bringing together quite different types of knowledge in design processes: knowledge of different disciplines in the natural and engineering sciences, knowledge of markets and market trends, knowledge of political and juridical affairs. This also means a challenge for design methodology as the academic discipline that studies design processes and methods. The aim of the NATO ARW of which this book is the report was to bring together colleagues from different academic fields to discuss this increasing multidisciplinarity in the relationship between design and sciences. This multidisciplinarity made the conference a special event. At a certain moment one of the participants exclaimed: "This is not a traditional design methodology conference!" Throughout the conference it was evident that there was a need to develop a common language and understanding to enable the exchange of different perspectives on design and its relationship with science. The contributions that have been included in this book show these different perspectives: the philosophical, the historical, the engineering perspective and the practical designer's experience.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 328 pages
  • 165.1 x 242.8 x 24.9mm | 675.86g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1993 ed.
  • VIII, 328 p.
  • 079232191X
  • 9780792321910

Table of contents

Preface. Theme 1: Design Methodology as an Emerging Design Discipline. Design Methodology and Relationships with Science: Introduction; M.J. de Vries. A History of Design Methodology; N. Cross. Theme 2: Historical and Contemporary Case Studies. Science and the Design of Mechanical and Optical Devices: A Few Case Studies; F. Le Guet Tully. Housing Location for Low Income Residents: An Architectural Case Study of Simulating Conflicts of Interest and Generating Compromise Proposals; D.P. Grant. Engineering Design, Conceptual Design and Design Theory; W.R. Spillers, S.L. Newsome. Theme 3: Philosophical/Methodological Perspectives. Designing: Design Knowledge: Design Research: Related Sciences; N. Bayazit. Science in Engindeering, One Component of the Science of Engineering Design; W.E. Eder. Design, Science and Philosophy: The Praxiological Perspective; W.W. Gasparski. Designs are Cultural Alloys, STeMPJE Approach in Design Methodology; A. Sarlemijn. Methods for Madness: Formalization and Automation of Generative Processes in Class 1 Creative Design; M.D. Eckersley. Rhetoric and the Productive Sciences: Towards a New Program for Research in Design; R. Buchanan. Theme 4: Educational Implications. Innovation and Design for Developing Technological Capabilities in General Education; D. Blandow. Design Education and Science: Practical Implications; R. McCormick. Subject Index.
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