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.
|Title of host publication||Studying Designers '05|
|Subtitle of host publication||preprints of the international workshop on studying designers '05, Aix-en-Provence, France, 17-18 October 2005|
|Editors||J.S. Gero, N. Bonnardel|
|Publisher||University of Sydney|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|