How Designers Think / Edition 3

How Designers Think / Edition 3

by BRYAN LAWSON, Lawson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0750630736

ISBN-13: 9780750630733

Pub. Date: 12/23/1997

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This third edition of 'How Designers Think' has been substantially rewritten following the second edition which was first published in 1990. Bryan Lawson has continued to try and understand how designers think, to explore how they might be better educated and to develop techniques, including computer-aided design, to assist them in their task. A completely new

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This third edition of 'How Designers Think' has been substantially rewritten following the second edition which was first published in 1990. Bryan Lawson has continued to try and understand how designers think, to explore how they might be better educated and to develop techniques, including computer-aided design, to assist them in their task. A completely new chapter on 'Designing with drawings' has been added and all the others have either been fully revised or wholly rewritten.

How Designers Think is based on Bryan Lawson's many observations of designers at work, interviews with designers and their clients and collaborators. This extended work is the culmination of twenty-five years' research and shows the author's belief that we all can learn to design better. The creative mind continues to have power to surprise and this book aims to nurture and extend this creativity. This book is not intended as an authoritative description of how designers should think but to provide helpful advice on how to develop an understanding of design.

'How Designers Think' will be of great interest, not only to designers seeking a greater insight into their own thought processes, but also to students of design in general from undergraduate level upward.

• An original look at the changing role of the designer in society
• Fully illustrated
• Completely new chapter on 'Designing with drawings'

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780750630733
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/23/1997
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Author's preface to the third edition
Acknowledgements
Pt. 1What is Design?
1Introduction3
2The changing role of the designer14
3Route maps of the design process29
Pt. 2Problems and Solutions
4The components of design problems51
5Measurement, criteria and judgement in design62
6A model of design problems83
7Problems, solutions and the design process113
Pt. 3Design Thinking
8Types and styles of thinking131
9Creative thinking148
10Guiding principles162
11Design strategies185
12Design tactics205
13Design traps227
14Designing with drawings241
15Designing with others260
16Designing with computers286
17Quo vadis?305
Bibliography309
Index317

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