Expert knowledge in design
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But let us begin at the beginning. So far in this book we have seen a number of clues about what designers know, how they acquire that knowledge and the impact it makes in the design process. But there are also many issues we have not discussed here that might make up the total expertise required by a top designer. They will have to acquire a great deal of technical knowledge about the nature and performance of the materials, components and systems they construct their design from. We might call this ‘practical’ knowledge. In the previous chapter we saw how designers acquire knowledge of a typological kind. An architect specializing in school design clearly has specialized knowledge about schools. A product designer producing cutlery is likely to acquire quite different sets of both practical and typological knowledge.