Information Processing in Design available in Paperback
Information Processing in Design tackles the problem of creating proper information systems for designers. Given the ill-defined nature of design problems, how do designers enrich their knowledge base during the design process, what triggers their queries for information, what strategies do they use, and what issues influence their information seeking behavior? Answers to these questions are found through a series of empirical studies--not just theoretical answers, but also multiple prototypes of tested software tools, which are described in detail.
About the Author
John Restrepo received an MSc from Eafit University, Medellin, Colombia (1997) and a PhD from the Technical University of Delft (2004), Department of Industrial Design. He has been a researcher and lecturer at both universities. In addition, Restrepo has designed multiple technical systems, such as computer controlled machines for the plastic industry and booths to apply liquid paint and powder coatings. Currently Restrepo is an assistant professor at the Techical University of Denmark at the Department of Mechanical Engineering.