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A NOTE ON THE DEBATE ON SCIENTIFIC PROCESS VS. DESIGN PROCESS

A NOTE ON THE DEBATE ON SCIENTIFIC PROCESS VS. DESIGN PROCESS

Year: 2011

Section: Design Theory and Research Methodology

Editor: Culley, S.J.; Hicks, B.J.; McAloone, T.C.; Howard, T.J. & Reich, Y.

Author: Motte, Damien; Bjärnemo, Robert

Section: Design Theory and Research Methodology

Pages: 356-365

Abstract

It has often been mentioned that the scientific process is quite opposite to the design process, mainly consisting in the analysis of existing phenomena in order to develop a theory, the design process being a synthesis act that creates something new into the world. In the light of the developments that led to this conception and with reference to the current view on the scientific process, it is argued that the scientific process has more similarities with the design process than differences. As parallels can be drawn between both processes, some implications for further research onto the fundaments of the design activity are discussed.

Keywords: SCIENTIFIC PROCESS; DESIGN THEORY; DESIGN SCIENCE; DESIGN PROCESS

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