From a design science to a design discipline: understanding designerly ways of knowing and thinking

Cross, Nigel (2007). From a design science to a design discipline: understanding designerly ways of knowing and thinking. In: Michel, Ralf ed. Design Research Now: Essays and Selected Projects. Basel: Birkhauser, pp. 41–54.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-7643-8472-2_3

Abstract

In the past couple of decades we have seen a significant shift in focus within the field of design research. It is a shift from the aim of creating a "design science" to that of creating a "design discipline". The focus is now on understanding the design process through an understanding of design cognition, or the "designerly" ways of knowing and thinking.

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