Publication: Research - peer-review › Article in proceedings – Annual report year: 2007
This research describes an understanding of design activity through design questions. From a number of previous studies two types of questions have been identified: 1) reasoning questions; and 2) strategic questions. Strategic questions are part of an experienced designers approach to solving a design task. The paper describes how designers progress their tasks by asking questions at both a reasoning and strategic level. Transcripts of protocol analysis have been examined to identify both strategic questions and reasoning questions. These are discussed together with their relation to a problem solving model. An example of aerospace engineering design is used to illustrate the argument. The research contributes to an understanding of design activity.
|Title of host publication||Connected International Conference on Design Education|
|Editors||Robert Zehner, Carl Reidsma|
|Place of publication||Sydney|
|Publisher||The University of New Sourth Wales Sydney|
|State||Published - 2007|
|Conference||Connected International Conference on Design Education|
|Period||01/01/2007 → …|
- questions, design thinking
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