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Can we describe how we design?

By analogy, can there be theories of design? ‘Theories’ is advisedly used in the plural on the assumption that there is unlikely to be a single all-embracing theory which is able to explain the process of design at all adequately. Theory is here meant not as the antithesis of practice but in the sense of explanation, that is in the sense that it is normally used in science to describe a series of related phenomena.