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WHAT IS THE REAL NATURE OF DESIGN EXPERTISE AND HOW IS THAT EXPERTISE ACQUIRED
'Design Expertise' explores what it takes to become an expert designer.It
examines the perception of expertise in design and asks what knowledge, skills,
attributes and experiences are necessary in order to design well. Lawson and
Dorst develop a new model of design expertise and show how design expertise can
. An original contribution to theory in architecture and design from two
leading scholars and practitioners in the field. . Short, accessible case
studies and quotes of well known designers and architects provide real-life
stories on the nature and development of design expertise.
This book is designed for all students, teachers, practitioners and
researchers in architecture and design. To enable all readers to explore the
book in fl exible ways, the authors' words are always found on the left hand
page. On the right are diagrams, illustrations and the voices of designers,
teachers and students and occasionally others too.
'Design Expertise' provides a provocative new reading on the nature of design
and creative thought.
BRYAN LAWSON is both an architect and a psychologist who has written widely on
the nature of design processes. His previous books in this field include 'How
Designers Think', 'What Designers Know' and 'Design in Mind'. He has been Head
of School and Dean of Architecture at Sheffield University and held visiting
posts in Australia, Hong Kong, Netherlands, Malaysia, and Singapore.
KEES DORST has a background in industrial design and philosophy. After a
career in design practice, he has moved to academia where he studies the way
designers think and work. He is now Professor of Design at the University of
Technology, Sydney. He has published numerous articles and four books-most
recently the book 'Understanding Design-175 reflections on being a designer'.
* First book to address the nature of ?expertise? in design; will help
students understand how to become a respected architect and designer.
* Provocative contribution to established literature in theory of architecture
and design from a leading architecture scholar; will provide an original
perspective in this field for researchers and students.
* Short, accessible case studies of well known designers and architects
underpin theoretical learning.