How Designers Think. The Design Process Demystified. Fourth edition. Bryan Lawson. AMSTERDAM • BOSTON • HEIDELBERG • LONDON. PDF | 55 minutes read | How Designers Think is based on Bryan Lawson's many observations of designers at work, interviews with designers and their clients. Fourth Edition How Designers Think The design process demystified, Bryan 1 Introduction 3 2 The changing role of the designer 17 3 Route maps of the.

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How Designers Think: The Designing Process Demystified, Second Edition provides a comprehensive discussion of the psychology of the design process. Lawson Bryan. How Designers Think: The Design Process Demystified. Файл формата pdf; размером 6,67 МБ. Добавлен пользователем Petrovych, дата. How Designers Think is based on Bryan Lawsons many observations of designers at work, interviews with designers and their clients and collaborators.

It takes time to visualize and test each viable concept. Thus, designers often begin with a period of playful, open-ended study. It involves mapping familiar territory as well as charting the unknown. This chapter looks at techniques designers use to define and question the problem in the early phases of the creative process.

Methods such as brainstorming and mind mapping help designers generate core concepts, while others such as interviewing, focus groups, and brand mapping seek to illuminate the problem by asking what users want or what has been done before.

Many of these techniques could take place at any phase of a project. Why are such techniques—whether casual or structured—necessary at all? Most thinking methods involve externalizing ideas, setting them down in a form that can be seen and compared, sorted and combined, ranked and shared.

It occurs as fleeting ideas become tangible things: words, sketches, prototypes, and proposals. More and more, thinking happens among groups working together toward common goals. Osborn developed the technique of brainstorming in his book Applied Imagination: Principles and Procedures of Creative Thinking.

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Brainstorming What picture comes to your mind when you hear the word brainstorm? Many of us conjure a dark cloud crackling with lightning and raining down ideas. The original metaphor, however, was military, not meteorological.

The term brainstorming was coined by Madison-Avenue ad man Alex F. Osborn, whose influential book Applied Imagination launched a revolution in getting people to think creatively. Brainstorming means attacking a problem from many directions at once, bombarding it with rapid-fire questions in order to come up with viable solutions. Osborn believed that even the most stubborn problem would eventually surrender if zapped by enough thought rays.

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He also believed that even the most rigid, habit-bound people could become imaginative if put in the right situation. Brainstorming and related techniques help designers define problems and come up with initial concepts at the start of a project.

These processes can yield written lists as well as quick sketches and diagrams. They are a handy way to open up your mind and unleash the power of odd-ball notions. Osborn How to Brainstorm in a Group 01 Appoint a moderator. Using a whiteboard, big pads of paper, or even a laptop, the moderator writes down any and all ideas. The moderator can group ideas into basic categories along the way. Although the moderator is the leader of the brainstorming process, he or she is not necessarily the team leader.

Anyone with patience, energy, and a steady hand can do the job.

Being specific makes for a more productive session. Breaking the topic down even further cooking, cleaning, storage can also stimulate discussion. Everybody in the group should feel free to put out ideas, without censorship.

Unexpected ideas often seem silly at first glance. Be sure to record all the boring, familiar ideas too, as these help clear the mind for new thinking. Combine simple concepts to create richer ones.

Photo: Christian Ericksen 04 Establish a time limit. In addition to setting a time limit, try limiting quantity a hundred new ways to think about hats.

Goals spur people on. Rank ideas at the end of the session or assign action steps to members of the group. Ask someone to record the results and distribute them as needed. The results of many brainstorming sessions end up getting forgotten after the thrill of the meeting. Valerie Casey, architect of the summit and founder of the Designers Accord, structured the event like a layer cake of short, smallgroup work sessions interspersed with lively lectures and opportunities for quality social time.

The mix of activities helped prevent burnout and maximize productivity.

Participants worked in eight groups, and each group tackled the core challenge of the summit through a different lens. Groups rotated through the topics, allowing participants to refresh their perspectives and add to the collective wisdom of a larger endeavor. An efficient team of moderators and student assistants—plentifully equipped with Sharpies, Post-its, and whiteboards—kept conversations brisk and captured content along the way.

Reframe the topic to make it an answerable question or series of questions. LENS 2. Record everything that is known about the topic currently, and organize it.

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It discusses the ways in which design thinking is evolving and being applied to a much wider spectrum of social and environmental issues, beyond its traditional professional territory. The result is designers themselves evolving, and developing greater design mindfulness in relation to what they do and how they do it. This book looks at design thinking as a methodology which, by its nature, considers issues of sustainability, but which does not necessarily seek to define itself in those terms.

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It explores the gradual extension of this methodology into the larger marketplace and the commercial and social implications of such an extension. Table of contents Contents. About the authors. How to get the most out of this book. From design to design thinking to design activism: Design is to design a design to produce a design: Design as a field; Design as an action or process; Design as a concept or proposal; Design as an outcome; Design is an attitude not a profession; Design innovation and the innovation of design.

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Although the book is geared toward professional and aspiring designers, anyone with a curiosity for design and sustainability will find this book fascinating. This collection of definitive books, written by Aarron Walter and Eli Woolery, explores how the best companies approach product design, design thinking, design leadership and more.

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