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A systematic review of protocol studies on conceptual design cognition: Design as search and exploration

Laura Hay; Alex H. B. Duffy; Christopher McTeague; Laura M. Pidgeon; Tijana Vuletic; Madeleine Grealy;
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  • Published: 20 Jul 2017 Journal: Design Science (issn: 2053-4701, Copyright policy)
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
This paper reports findings from the first systematic review of protocol studies focusing specifically on conceptual design cognition, aiming to answer the following research question: What is our current understanding of the cognitive processes involved in conceptual design tasks carried out by individual designers? We reviewed 47 studies on architectural design, engineering design, and product design engineering. This paper reports 24 cognitive processes investigated in a subset of 33 studies aligning with two viewpoints on the nature of designing: (V1) design as search (10 processes, 41.7%); and (V2) design as exploration (14 processes, 58.3%). Studies on sea...
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free text keywords: BF, TA174, Cognition, Visual reasoning, Product design, Conceptual design, Experience design, Research question, Cognitive science, Computer science, Knowledge management, business.industry, business, Engineering design process, Protocol analysis
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82 references, page 1 of 6
Abstract
This paper reports findings from the first systematic review of protocol studies focusing specifically on conceptual design cognition, aiming to answer the following research question: What is our current understanding of the cognitive processes involved in conceptual design tasks carried out by individual designers? We reviewed 47 studies on architectural design, engineering design, and product design engineering. This paper reports 24 cognitive processes investigated in a subset of 33 studies aligning with two viewpoints on the nature of designing: (V1) design as search (10 processes, 41.7%); and (V2) design as exploration (14 processes, 58.3%). Studies on sea...
Persistent Identifiers
Subjects
free text keywords: BF, TA174, Cognition, Visual reasoning, Product design, Conceptual design, Experience design, Research question, Cognitive science, Computer science, Knowledge management, business.industry, business, Engineering design process, Protocol analysis
Related Organizations
82 references, page 1 of 6

u t t r ; e 4 P 0 0 & 2 . n l e a n t e a l k 9 a iik 00 l B L 2 19 ra k e s A a r & d 9 k 1 r t a d P i ; ; , 7 a G a ; ; 0 Abraham, A. & Bubic, A. 2015 Semantic memory as the root of imagination. Frontiers in Psychology 6, 1 5. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00325.

*Akin, Ö. 1979 An exploration of the design process. Design Methods and Theories: Journal of the DMG 13 (3/4), 115 119.

*Akin, O. & Akin, C. 1996 Frames of reference in architectural design:analysing the hyperacclamation (a-h-a-!). Design Studies 17 (4), 341 361.

*Athavankar, U. A. 1997 Mental imagery as a design tool. Cybernetics and Systems 28 (1), 25 42. doi:10.1080/019697297126236.

*Athavankar, U., Bokil, P. & Guruprasad, K. 2008 Reaching out in the mind's space. In Design Computing and Cognition '08, pp. 321 340. Springer.

*Ball, L. J., Ormerod, T. C. & Morley, N. J. 2004 Spontaneous analogising in engineering design: a comparative analysis of experts and novices. Design Studies 25 (5), 495 508.

doi:10.1016/j.destud.2004.05.004.

Beaty, R. E., Silvia, P. J., Nusbaum, E. C., Jauk, E. & Benedek, M. 2014 The roles of associative and executive processes in creative cognition. Memory and Cognition 42 (7), 1186 1197. doi:10.3758/s13421-014-0428-8.

Benedek, M., Jauk, E., Fink, A., Koschutnig, K., Reishofer, G., Ebner, F. & Neubauer, A. C. 2013 To create or to recall? Neural mechanisms underlying the generation of creative new ideas. NeuroImage 88, 125 133. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2013.11.021.

*Bilda, Z. & Demirkan, H. 2003 An insight on designers' sketching activities in traditional versus digital media. Design Studies 24 (1), 27 50. [OpenAIRE]

doi:10.1016/S0142-694X(02)00032-7.

*Bilda, Z., Gero, J. S. & Purcell, T. 2006 To sketch or not to sketch? That is the question. [OpenAIRE]

Design Studies 27 (5), 587 613. doi:10.1016/j.destud.2006.02.002.

Blizzard, J. L. & Klotz, L. E. 2012 A framework for sustainable whole systems design.

Design Studies 33 (5), 456 479. doi:10.1016/j.destud.2012.03.001.

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