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DasVerstehen und Entwerfen im Design gehorcht ganz eigenen Regeln. Nigel Crossbegann um 1980mit anderen avantgardistischen Forscherndiese spezifischen Gesetzm��igkeiten herauszuarbeiten. Das Buch fasst seine fundamentalen Erkenntnisse der letzten 25 Jahre konzis zusammen. Es bietet einen faszinierenden und qualifizierten Einblick in die Welt der Design-Kreativit�t. Die sie ...more
Hardcover, 138 pages
Published October 5th 2007 by Birkhauser (first published September 30th 2003)
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Joel Chan
Jun 10, 2010 rated it really liked it
Great overview of what one eminent design researcher/theorist, viz. Nigel Cross, has learned under the large umbrella of "design science", including it's nature, nurture, relationship to technology and computational tools, expertise, and creative processes. It is actually a collection of papers published over the years.

The general theme is indicated by the title, viz. that there are "designerly" ways of knowing that are distinct from other forms of knowing, e.g., the scientific method. This "kn
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Rohit Gupta
Nov 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book an amazing book that theorizes some aspects of design cognition. A great read for any design researcher or curious designer. It seem to be a short read, but I would suggest you take time and read it. Then discuss it with your design friends. This helped me to understand the book better.

In brief, it is like a survey paper on design cognition.
Chanel Oosthuizen
Mar 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The concept of Designerly Ways of Knowing developed in the late 1970s in association with the development of new approaches in design education; Cross aimed at thoroughly stressing that there are forms of knowledge peculiar to the awareness and ability of a designer and through the outlines within his book he looks to uncover the severity of neglect that has been executed when it comes to various parts of the designers‟ consciousness and the allocation of its value as an independent discipline. ...more
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I have followed Nigel Cross' writing for the past 35 years. He has provided profound insights into why designerly ways of learning, sensing, synthesizing and filling the gaps is at the heart of what we do at SonicRim.
Willem Heesbeen
Mar 31, 2011 rated it really liked it
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Good overview of research efforts and results concerning 'design', process, method and application.
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