Expertise development in product design-strategic and domain-specific knowledge connections

Popovic, Vesna (2004) Expertise development in product design-strategic and domain-specific knowledge connections. Design Studies, 25(5), pp. 527-545.

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This paper investigates expertise development in design – product (industrial) design in particular. The research concentrates on the modelling of design expertise. The research stands on the premise that knowledge — domain-specific knowledge in particular — plays a significant role in distinguishing a novice from an expert. The knowledge identification is based on the analysis of designers' visuals generated during the early stage (conceptual stage) of the design process. Differences and similarities between novice and expert designers during the early (conceptual) stage of the design process and how they utilise strategic knowledge are outlined. The paper also addresses the transitional process through which a novice becomes an expert and concludes with the finding’s implications to design and design education.

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ID Code: 1426
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: product design, design process, design education, design knowledge, modelling
DOI: 10.1016/j.destud.2004.05.006
ISSN: 0142-694X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > DESIGN PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT (120300)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 Elsevier
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 27 May 2005 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:06

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