LEES650 Week 3

Topic: Understanding Design and the Designer

  • Lawson, B., & Dorst, K. (2009). Design Expertise. Architectural Press. chp 2
  • Nelson, H. G., & Stolterman, E. (2012). The Design Way: Intentional Change in an Unpredictable World (2nd edition.). The MIT Press. chp. 14
  • Löwgren, J., & Stolterman, E. (2007). Thoughtful Interaction Design: A Design Perspective on Information Technology. The MIT Press. chp. 3

Assignment Reminders

  • Reflective Journal Entry 1
    Your entry is due 9/14, your comments to others are due 9/16
    Peer Rotation 1

    Topic: How would you define design based on your past experiences, what you have read for class thus far, and based on insights from class discussions? To the extent that you are able to provide a definition that is currently satisfactory to you and as much as you see necessary articulate elements in your definition such as assumptions, themes, and sub-themes relevant for building your argument. Remember that this journal activity is a work in progress throughout the semester so if there are elements you have a hunch about and want to make a note of in this entry, but cannot articulate well that is fine. Once you have identified a definition that is currently satisfactory to you examine the definition you just wrote and determine how your definition has been influenced by what has been introduced to you throughout your life as the nature of science. Then discuss what role design has had in your education thus far, and what role you see it continue to have in your doctoral education.

  • Reflective Journal can be accessed at: lees604journals.wordpress.com/
  • Log into Canvas Announcements to find Design Research Methodologies and Example Discussions individual assignment

Discussion Material

  1. Logistical Check In
  2. Activity--ReDesign a University Classroom
  3. Break
  4. Points of Discussion
  5. Readings for next week
    • Text: Cross (2011) chps. 1-6
    • Cross (2006) chp. 2
    • Text: Hanington, & Martin (2012)

Last Updated September 12, 2016