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Design Judgment -: Decision Making in the "Real" World,
Advanded Design Institute, Seattle, USA.
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå Institute of Design. Indiana University, Bloomington, USA.
2003 (English)In: The Design Journal, ISSN 1460-6965, Vol. 6, no 1Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Designis about creating the‘real’ worldaround us. Real life is complex, dynami cand uncertain. Truth is difficult enough to know, even with the best science,but ‘reality’, the domain of human experience, can be overwhelmingly paralysing and beyond comprehensio nor understanding. Careful, accurate description, concomitant with clear explanation, is necessary but not sufficient in the quest for enough understanding to allow wise decisions to be made. The value of judgement is that it allows individuals to overcome their paralysis and engage with the messy complexity of lifeina way that, when done well, can bring function, beauty, and meaning to human existence. In this paper we will examine judgement, particularly design judgement. We argue that a better understanding of judgement is needed if we want to improve our designability in an intentional manner. Judgement is a key dimension in the process of design.The ability to make design judgements is what distinguishes a designer as a designer. The ability to make good design judgements distinguishes good design.

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2003. Vol. 6, no 1
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-102706OAI: diva2:812900
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