From a Design Science to a Design Discipline: Understanding Designerly Ways of Knowing and Thinking

  • Nigel Cross
Part of the Board of International Research in Design book series (BIRD)


In the past couple of decades we have seen a significant shift in focus within the field of design research. It is a shift from the aim of creating a ‘design science’ to that of creating a ‘design discipline’. The focus is now on understanding the design process through an understanding of design cognition, or the ‘designerly’ ways of knowing and thinking.


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