Centro de Investigación en Diseño

Design in Mind

Ann Heylighen, Humberto Cavallin,and Matteo Bianchin


Research on the relationship between design and the creation of knowledge is a relatively recent phenomenon. In architecture, for instance, it was not so long ago that designers tended to view knowledge with disdain, as a hindrance to unfettered creativity or an encapsulation of “freeze-dried prejudices.”1 Recently, however, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) devoted the December 2004 issue of its AIA Journal entirely to the theme of knowledge, which strongly suggests that times are changing.

Design Issues: Volume 25, Number 1 Winter 2009

Article: Design in mind

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