How Designers Think (Google eBook)

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Routledge, Aug 11, 2006 - Architecture - 336 pages
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How Designers Think is based on Bryan Lawson's many observations of designers at work, interviews with designers and their clients and collaborators. This extended work is the culmination of forty years' research and shows the belief that we all can, and do, design, and that we can learn to design better. The creative mind continues to have the power to surprise and this book aims to nurture and extend this creativity. Neither the earlier editions, nor this book, are intended as authoritative prescriptions of how designers should think but provide helpful advice on how to develop an understanding of design.

In this fourth edition, Bryan Lawson continues to try and understand how designers think, to explore how they might be better educated and to develop techniques to assist them in their task. Some chapters have been revised and three completely new chapters added. The book is now intended to be read in conjunction with What Designers Know which is a companion volume. Some of the ideas previously discussed in the third edition of How Designers Think are now explored more thoroughly in What Designers Know. For the first time this fourth edition works towards a model of designing and the skills that collectively constitute the design process.

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Review: How Designers Think: The Design Process Demystified

User Review  - Ninakix - Goodreads

I enjoyed a lot of the points made in this book, however, there were a few problems with it. I found the book, at certain times, to be extremely thought-provoking about my own process, bringing to ... Read full review

Review: How Designers Think: The Design Process Demystified

User Review  - sayyed khaadem - Goodreads

worth reading. but for me, there was some useless parts like the one talking about design in groups. i suggest to read the last chapter of the book (towards a model) first; it talks about whatever is discussed through the book and you can find what is said in which chapter easily. Read full review


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