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What designers know

Author: Lawson, B
Type: Book
Year: 2009


'What Designers Know' by Bryan Lawson, explores and details the knowledge that designers & architects work with and how they use this knowledge. Each chapter deals with a different technique from which we can best represent and make explicit the forms of knowledge used by designers. The book explores whether design knowledge is special, and attempts to get to the root of where design knowledge comes from. Crucially, it focuses on how designers use drawings in communicating their ideas and how they 'converse' with them as their designs develop. It also shows how experienced designers use knowledge differently to novices suggesting that design 'expertise' can be developed. Overall, this book builds a layout of the kinds of skill, knowledge and understanding that make up what we call designing.

Further Details

Publish Dates: 2004
Edition: Reprint 1st Edition
Section: 127
Publish Location: Oxford
Publisher: Architectual Press
ISBN/ISSN: 978075066448
Accession Number: July, 2010
Keywords: Design, building design
Reads: 255