- What is distinctive about designerly ways of thinking? Can you think of other professions that might be similar?
- What can studies of how people experience design tell you about what designers know?
What do the Mann et al and Daly et al studies suggest about what designers know about design and how they know it? How do the ideas in these two papers compare to Cross?
- In Daly et al an overview is provided of a study on ways of experiencing design – how do these categories (and their relationships) relate to your own experiences (including your observations of students, etc.)?
The readings are:
- Cross, N. (2006). Designerly Ways of Knowing. London: Springer-Verlag. Chapter 1-2
- Mann,L., Radcliffe, D. and G. Dall’Alba (2007). “Experiences of sustainable design among practicing engineers: Implications for engineering education.” Proceedings of the annual ASEE Conference, Hawaii, June.
- Daly, S., Mann, L., and Adams, R. (2008). “A new Direction for Engineering Education Research: Unique Phenomenographic Results that Impact Big Picture Understandings.” To be published in the Proceedings of the Annual Australasian Engineering Education Conference, Australia. THIS IS A DRAFT - DO NOT CIRCULATE :)
Read the Daly et al piece after reading Mann et al - to get a deeper understanding of the research method and process.