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Course Readings Guide

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REQUIRED TEXTS

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READINGS

Personal accounts – pulling from experiences to highlight key ideas and shifts [Could pick one]

Pick one: Efforts to understand “design thinking” by pulling from breadth of literature

Resources:

 

Seeing design as a discipline with its own ways

Resources

Title: Design cognition, situated knowing, professional ways of being

Read

Resources (theories of cognition and becoming)

Read one – nature of design as a “situation”:

Read one – situational variations shape problem solving approach:

Title: Design as X World Café

Resource:

Different perspectives on “process”: Read two

 

Skim (bring a representation that surprised you or resonated with you):

Resource

Pick one (overview)

Pick one (empirical study)

Pick one of the “perspectives” in Sharp & Macklin, Section II, Chapters 4-14:

Pick one - worked examples (translations):

Read one set (Dorst or Kolko) – each includes a framework and an translation to practice:

  • Dorst, K. (2011).  “The core of ‘design thinking’ and its application.” Design Studies 32, pp. 521-532.  [The framework]
    • Alternative version: Dorst (2015). Frame Innovation.  MIT Press: Cambridge.  (Chp 3: Lessons from design).  [Digital copy through Purdue Libraries]
  • Dorst (2015). Frame Innovation.  MIT Press: Cambridge.  (Chp 4: The Frame Creation Model).  [Digital copy through Purdue Libraries] ] [The translation to practice]

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Resource (methods):

Read:

 

Read one (one study focuses at the individual level, the other at the team level)

Read:

  • Jonassen, D. H. (2012). “Designing for decision making.”  Educational Technology Research and Development60(2), 341–359.
  • Horst, W.J. & Rittel, J. (1987). “The Reasoning of Designers.” Presented at the International Congress on Planning and Design Theory, Boston, August. 

Read one:

Resource (synthesis of decision-making tools in engineering design)

Locke, K., Golden-Biddle, K., and Feldman, M.S. (2008).  “Making Doubt Generative: Rethinking the Role of Doubt in the Research Process.”  Organization Science, 19(6), pp. 907-918.

Pick 2

Read:

  • [Framework and example] Bucciarelli, L. L. (1996).  Designing engineers.  Cambridge: MIT Press.  Chapter 1-2 (framework and overview of study design) and Chapter 6 (case study).  

Read one – perspectives on the experience of design as a social process in professional settings:

Read one – perspectives on co-design as a process, social aspects of analogical reasoning:

  • Brereton, M. F., Cannon, D. M., Mabogunje, A., & Leifer, L. J. (1996).  “Collaboration in design teams:  How social interaction shapes the product.”  In H. C. N. Cross, K. Dorst (Ed.), Analysing design activity.  Chichester: John Wiley & Sons.
  • Cahill, C. (2007).  “Including excluded perspectives in participatory action research.”  Design Studies, 28, pp. 325-340.​
  • Wiltschnig, S. Christensen, B.T., and Ball, L. (2013).  “Collaborative problem-solution co-evolution in creative design”.  Design Studies, 34, pp. 515-542. [Social aspects of analogical reasoning, dealing with uncertainty, co-evolution]

Read (visual cognition -> sketching):

  • Tversky, B. and Suwa, M. (2009).  “Thinking with Sketches”.  In A. Markman and K. Wood (eds), Tools for Innovation (Chapter 4, pp. 75-84).  London: Oxford Scholarship Online.
  • Goldschmidt, G. (1991).  “The Dialectics of Sketching.”  Creativity Research Journal, 4(2), pp 123-143. 

Read one (objects as “cognitive artifacts” -> interaction, discourse, boundary objects):

Resources:

Read (framework):

Read one (unpacking the structure and nature of reflective practice):

Read one (supporting reflective practice):

Read (what students should know or be able to do):

Pick one (understanding learners):

 

Pick one (teaching approaches and teacher reflections):

Pick one to see other approaches to the same dataset (DTRS10) and gain insights into understanding students, teaching approaches, and kinds of design knowledge:

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