Design Methodology and Relationships with Science / Edition 1

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This book offers a survey of the present state of affairs in the discipline of design methodology, with a special focus on relationships between design and science (both knowledge and methods). Contributions from historical, philosophical, engineering, and design practice perspectives have been brought together to ensure a more multidisciplinary view of design methodology as an emerging field of studies. The final session of the book deals with implications for education, both in the training of engineers and in technology education as part of general education. The book is intended for all concerned with historical and philosophical/methodological research in design and design research within the various engineering disciplines. The book is also a source of information for those who are involved in (design and) technology education as part of general education.

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Explores the interaction between the various disciplines that businesses are increasingly bringing into the process of designing new products, including the natural and engineering sciences, business and marketing, and politics and judicial affairs. The 13 papers discuss design methodology as an emerging discipline, historical and contemporary case studies, philosophical perspectives, and educational implications. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780792321910
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 3/31/1993
  • Series: Nato Science Series D: (closed) , #71
  • Edition description: 1993
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 328
  • Product dimensions: 0.81 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 6.14 (d)

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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