Learning from ‘superstar’ designers.

Rodgers, Paul (2006) Learning from ‘superstar’ designers. In: Design Computing and Cognition ‘06. Springer, pp. 583-601. ISBN 1-4020-5130-1

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Recent research has suggested that it is more important to study expert designers than novices. Typically, however, design expertise has been seen by researchers as the accumulation and organization of domain-specific knowledge. This work, however, views design expertise not only as knowledge and skills-based, but also as directly linked to the designer’s critical and commercial success. This paper sets out to explore what makes six of the world’s most distinguished and expert designers working today both critically and commercially successful? Moreover, the paper seeks to identify if they possess uniqueness in their genetic make up? Adopting the Watson - Crick Model of living organisms as a speculative model for each of the designer’s “cultural DNA”, this paper illustrates the significant design and cultural factors which the designers possess and exploit in their work.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 1-4020-5130-1
Electronic ISBN: 978-1-4020-5131-9
Uncontrolled Keywords: design; computing; research; cognition;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Arts & Creative Industries
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 000 Computer science, knowledge & systems > 006 Special Computer Methods
700 Arts & recreation > 740 Drawing & decorative arts
Library of Congress Subjects: N Fine Arts > NK Decorative arts Applied arts Decoration and ornament
Item ID: 2295
Depositing User: RAE Import
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2008 11:28
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2016 09:46

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