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How Designers Think


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Table of Contents

Part 1 What Is Design?; Chapter 1 Introduction; Chapter 2 The Changing Role of the Designer; Chapter 3 Route Maps of the Design Process; Part 2 Problems and Solutions; Chapter 4 The Components of Design Problems; Chapter 5 Measurement, Criteria and Judgement in Design; Chapter 6 A Model of Design Problems; Chapter 7 Problems, Solutions and the Design Process; Part 3 Design Thinking; Chapter 8 Types and Styles of Thinking; Chapter 9 Creative Thinking; Chapter 10 Guiding Principles; Chapter 11 Design Strategies; Chapter 12 Design Tactics; Chapter 13 Design Traps; Chapter 14 Designing with Others; Chapter 15 Design as Conversation and Perception; Chapter 16 Towards a Model of Designing;

About the Author

Bryan Lawson


'An extremely readable book, due in part to the soundbite-sized chapters'
Architects Journal, 19.01.06

Reviews of previous editions:
'It has a great virtue of being thorough and readable... excellent bibliography.'
Built Environment
'This book makes a valuable, if individualistic contribution to the literature of design theory.'
Science and Technology Press
'The author succeeds in demystifying his subject for the lay reader.'
New Scientist
'The chapters are well written in a readable form and packed full of data undeniably valuable to students.'
ASI Journal
'Its success is well deserved, because it is clearly written, the arguments are logically presented, and the design process is indeed demystified.'
Architectural Science Review

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