Design Thinking

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MIT Press, 1991 - Architecture - 229 pages
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In Design Thinking Peter Rowe provides a systematic account of the process ofdesigning in architecture and urban planning. He examines multiple and often dissimilar theoreticalpositions whether they prescribe forms or simply provide procedures for solving problems - asparticular manifestations of an underlying structure of inquiry common to all designing. Over 100illustrations and a number of detailed observations of designers in action support Rowe'sthesis.Peter G. Rowe is Raymond Garbe Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at HarvardUniversity and Chairman of the Department of Urban Planning and Design at the Harvard GraduateSchool of Design, Harvard University.

 

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Contents

Designers in Action
1
Making a Building from
13
Reconciling Two Large
20
Other Accounts
27
Observations and Questions about
34
Problem Solving
50
Normative Positions That Guide Design
114
Further Differentiating Features
122
Problems of Substantiation
134
Theory and Practice
149
Notes
203
Bibliography
209
lllustration Credits
222
lndex
229
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Peter G. Rowe is Raymond Garbe Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at Harvard University and Chairman of the Department of Urban Planning and Design at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Harvard University.

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