Why might design knowledge be special?
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Why might design knowledge be special? book
Is there a prima-facie reason to believe that design knowledge is in some way special and therefore deserving the attention of a book such as this? Why might we believe that design knowledge is likely to turn out to be different or special? There are some clues that may help us answer this question. One clue is that design education looks different to much else of what goes on in universities around the world. In fact you can go into schools of design and see a very similar pattern repeating time and again. This is true whether the school is in England, The Netherlands, the USA, Australia, Malaysia or Hong Kong. In fact it appears to be a pretty global pattern. It is true whether the school is teaching architecture, product design, interior design or landscape design. All these institutions seem to have understood and appreciated something that has driven them to organize their departments and courses in certain similar ways.
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