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  • Empirically analysing design reasoning patterns: Abductive-deductive reasoning patterns dominate design idea generation

Cramr-Pedersen, Claus L, Christensen, Bo T and Ahmed-Kristensen, Saeema, 2019, Journal Article, Empirically analysing design reasoning patterns: Abductive-deductive reasoning patterns dominate design idea generation Design Studies, 60 (2019). pp. 39-70. ISSN 0142-694X

Abstract or Description:

Reasoning is a fundamental process in design activity, and it provides a way to understand design behaviour. Theories and models of design propose reasoning that follows abductive-deductive patterns. At the micro-level, these patterns are untested. This study analyses verbal reasoning patterns at the micro-level for group idea generation using protocol analyses of concurrent verbalisations from five design teams with industry participants. The results show that reasoning in design activity across 218 ideas follows general patterns of abductive-deductive reasoning. At the individual idea level, the reasoning patterns are disorderly and enter into micro-patterns of inference. The study concludes that understanding reasoning at early-stage idea generation processes is indicative of the mental models and abductive-deductive reasoning that are prevalent in design activity.

Official URL: https://reader.elsevier.com/reader/sd/pii/S0142694...
Subjects: Other > Engineering > H100 General Engineering > H150 Engineering Design
Creative Arts and Design > W200 Design studies > W290 Design studies not elsewhere classified
School or Centre: School of Design
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.destud.2018.10.001
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2019 14:50
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2019 14:50
URI: http://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/3726

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