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|Creative Cognition in Design: processes of exceptional designers|
Professor of Design Studies, Open University, UK
Editor-in-Chief, Design Studies
Three studies of creative design in engineering and product design are reported. The studies are of highly expert and exceptional designers and comprise two retrospective interview studies and one protocol study. In each case, an example of the designer’s approach to a particular design problem is presented. Comparisons between the three examples are drawn, and there appear to be some striking similarities, despite the very different project examples. A general descriptive model of creative cognition in design is developed from these commonalities.
Nigel Cross is Professor of Design Studies in the Department of Design and Innovation, Faculty of Technology, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK.
With academic and practical backgrounds in architecture and industrial design, he has been engaged in design research and design education since the nineteen-sixties. He has conducted research in computer-aided design, design methodology and design education. His current principal research interest is in analysing the cognitive activities of designers.
He is Editor-in-Chief of the international research journal, Design Studies, published quarterly by Elsevier in cooperation with the Design Research Society.
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