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Design Methods

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ISBN-10: 0471284963

ISBN-13: 9780471284963

Edition: 2nd 1992 (Revised)

Authors: John Chris Jones

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List price: $124.75
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1992
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/15/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 472
Size: 8.75" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

About the Author John Chris Jones is best known as a founder of the design methods movement. The first professor of design at the Open University in London, he is also known for his work in ergonomics and futurology. In recent years, he has worked as a freelance lecturer and writer, independently adapting methods from the "time arts," including performance and video, to the design process. During his career, Jones has published over 200 articles. In addition, he has experimented with publishing through small presses and in new formats, such as microfilm, photocopies, and computer disks. Samples of his recent writing, what he calls virtual fiction, appear in the "imaginary preludes" to this…    

The Developing Design Process
What is Designing?
Traditional Methods
The Need for New Methods
The New Methods Reviewed
The Design Process Disintegrated
Choosing Strategies and Methods
Design Methods in Action
Prefabricated Strategies (Convergence)
Strategy Control
Methods of Exploring Design Situations (Divergence)
Methods of Searching for Ideas (Divergence and Transformation)
Methods of Exploring Problem Structure (Transformation)
Methods of Evaluation (Convergence)
References and Index of Authors
Subject Index to Part 1