Exploring the everyday designer

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This paper discusses two studies, which investigate how designer and non-designer participants discussed and engaged in design activity. We found that close to half of non-designers can be mapped to “designer” profiles in analyzing design, and a distinct non-designer profile can also be described. We found that non-designers engage in a reflective practice approach to design that can be a substantial base of design skills. This research contributes by providing a description of an everyday designer that serves as a starting point for recasting the role of those we design for as everyday designers.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStudying Designers '05
Subtitle of host publicationpreprints of the international workshop on studying designers '05, Aix-en-Provence, France, 17-18 October 2005
EditorsJ.S. Gero, N. Bonnardel
PublisherUniversity of Sydney
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)1-86487-743-X
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes


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