Forming a method mindset: the role of knowledge and preference in facilitating heuristic method usage in design
Editor: John Lawlor, Ger Reilly, Robert Simpson, Michael Ring, Ahmed Kovacevic, Mark McGrath, William Ion, David Tormey, Erik Bohemia, Chris McMahon, Brian Parkinson
Author: Daalhuizen, Jaap; Person, Oscar; Gattol, Valentin
Institution: 1: Technical University of Denmark, Denmark; 2: Delft University of Technology; 3: Aalto University
Section: Experimental Studies in Design Methods
ourse on design theory and methodology, we investigated method usage for five activities in the basic design cycle: (1) analysis, (2) synthesis, (3) simulation, (4) evaluation and (5) decision-making. The results of the study showed that knowledge and preference both influence method usage. Additionally, the results showed that for all activities except evaluation, knowledge indirectly influenced method usage through a âcomplementaryâ mediation of method preference.