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Expertise in design: an overview

Cross, Nigel (2004). Expertise in design: an overview. Design Studies, 25(5) pp. 427–441.

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This is a review paper of the field of research in expertise in design. There has been a growth of empirical and formalised study of designer behaviour, and this paper focuses specifically on expert performance. Some background information from the study of expertise in other fields is introduced. The studies of design expertise that are reviewed refer to expert vs. novice performance, expert designer behaviour and outstanding designers. It seems that expertise in design has some aspects that are significantly different from expertise in other fields.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2004 Elsevier Ltd.
ISSN: 0142-694X
Keywords: design behaviour; design cognition; design process; expertise
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Engineering & Innovation
Item ID: 3271
Depositing User: Users 9 not found.
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2006
Last Modified: 09 Aug 2011 16:04
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