Design Expertise

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Architectural Press, 2009 - Architectural design - 321 pages
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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. Bryan Lawson and Kees Dorst develop a new model of design expertise and show how design expertise can be developed.

  • 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.

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About the author (2009)

Bryan Lawson is a Professor of Architecture at the University of Sheffield. He is however both an architect and a psychologist, which has enabled him to study the nature of the design process.

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