About Designing

About Designing: Analysing Design Meetings

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Summary

The twenty-one contributions to About: Designing draw on a rich variety of methodological positions, research backgrounds and design disciplines including architecture, product design, engineering, applied linguistics, communication studies, cognitive psychology, and discourse studies. Collectively these studies comprise a state-of-the-art overview of design thinking research. About: Designing will be of interest to design researchers at any level, as well as specialists in a broad range of design disciplines and social studies.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction
 
Part 1: Understanding Design Processes

2 Intersections of Brainstorming Rules and Social Order 
Ben Matthews

3 Spider Webbing: A Paradigm for Engineering Design Conversations during Concept Generation
Ade Mabogunje, Ozgur Eris, Neeraj Sonalkar, Malte Jung & Larry Leifer

4 Co-evolution in Design Practice
Isabelle Reymen, Kees Dorst & Frido Smulders

Part 2: Values in Designing

5 Ethical Imagination and Design 
Peter Lloyd
 
6 The Mechanisms of Value Transfer in Design Meetings 
Christopher Le Dantec & Ellen Yi-Luen Do

7 Affect-in-Cognition through the Language of Appraisals 
Andy Dong, Maaike Kleinsmann & Rianne Valkenburg

Part 3: Aspects of Design Cognition
 
8 Analogical Reasoning and Mental Simulation in Design:  Two Strategies Linked to Uncertainty Resolution 
Linden J. Ball & Bo T. Christensen

9 Task, Team, Process: The Development of Shared Representations in an Engineering Design Team 
Petra Badke-Schaub, Kristina Lauche, Andre Neumann & Saeema Ahmed

10 Variants and Invariants of Design Cognition 
Ömer Akın
 
Part 4: Design Process Models

11 The Influence of the Design Task Description on the Course and Outcome of Idea Generation Meetings 
Kilian Gericke, Michael Schmidt-Kretschmer & Luciënne Blessing

12 Using the FBS Ontology to Capture Semantic Design Information in Design Protocol Studies 
Jeff Kan & John Gero

Part 5: Language, Discourse and Gesture

13 ‘Does this compromise your design?’ Socially Producing a Design Concept in Talk-in-Interaction 
Rachael Luck

14 Collaborative Negotiation in Design: A Study of Design Conversations between Architect and Building Users 
Janet McDonnell

15 The Function of Gesture in an Architectural Design Meeting 
Willemien Visser

16 Aspects of Language Use in Design Conversation 
Friedrich Glock

Part 6: Constructing Roles

17 Performing Architecture: Talking ‘Architect’ and ‘Client’ into Being 
Arlene Oak

18 Behind the Scenes of the Design Theatre: Actors, Roles and the Dynamics of Communication 
Gabriela Goldschmidt & Doron Eshel

19 Exploring the Boundaries: Language, Roles and Structures in Cross-Disciplinary Design Teams 
Robin Adams, Llewellyn Mann, Shawn Jordan & Shanna Daly

Part 7: Objects, References, Context

20 From Ronchamp by Sledge: On the Pragmatics of Object References 
Martin Stacey, Claudia Eckert & Chris Earl

21 Keeping Traces of Design Meetings through Intermediary Objects 
Emine Serap Arıkog˘lu, Eric Blanco & Franck Pourroy
 
22 Matters of Context in Design 
Cynthia Atman, Jim Borgford-Parnell, Katherine Deibel, Allison Kang, ai Ho Ng, Deborah Kilgore & Jennifer Turns

Editor Bio(s)

Janet McDonnell is Professor of Design Studies at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, University of the Arts, London, UK.

Peter Lloyd is Senior Lecturer and Head of the Design Group at The Open University, UK.