Design processes : between academic and practice views

H.H. Achten

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In order to speak about the commonalities and differences between industrial and architectural design, we need a common framework that may capture both design fields. Practice-based descriptions have a long tradition, and are close to everyday reality of the fields, but they are too specific. The scientific study of design — design research — is a more recent development, which aims accurately to provide this framework. We discuss the current understanding of design, its limitations, and some observations related to the cases of the IDE+A Conference.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDesign processes: what architects & industrial designers can teach other about managing the design process
EditorsW Poelman, D Keyson
Place of PublicationDelft
PublisherDelft University Press
ISBN (Print)978-1-58603-945-5
Publication statusPublished - 2008


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