. In this paper it is hypothesised that the designer’s initial mental representation of the design assignment has a strong conditioning effect on the design process including aspects like information processing and idea generation. An empirical study was conducted to test this hypothesis. 23 senior design students participated in the experiment. The data show indeed this conditioning effect. Designers follow their idiosyncratic strategy, not much influenced by external information. The question whether it is possible to make the designer’s tacit knowledge explicit through a way of verbal reports could be answered positively, although more research on the method used is necessary.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the Third international workshop on strategic knowledge and concept formation|
|Place of Publication||Sydney|
|Publisher||Key Centre of Design Computing and Cognition|
|Publication status||Published - 2001|
|Event||Third international workshop on strategic knowledge and concept formation - Sydney, Australia|
Duration: 1 Jan 2001 → …
Conference number: 3
|Conference||Third international workshop on strategic knowledge and concept formation|
|Period||01/01/2001 → …|
Christiaans, H., & Restrepo-Giraldo, J. D. (2001). Designer conditioning by early representations. In Proceedings of the Third international workshop on strategic knowledge and concept formation (pp. 247-259). Sydney: Key Centre of Design Computing and Cognition.