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Understanding architectural designers' selective information handling

Newland, P, Powell, JA and Creed, C 1987, 'Understanding architectural designers' selective information handling' , Design Studies, 8 (1) , pp. 2-16.

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Abstract

This paper explores the learning styles, perception and cultural biases exhibited by architectual designers. Developing from a need for better information transfer, an awareness of designers' selective information requirement is elucidated. Based upon a series of linked empirical and theoretical studies, an attempt is made to define precisely how designers perceive and learn about their world. These studies indicate that a fourfold strategy for information transfer will lead to more fruitful communication with architectural designers.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: designer behaviour; information selection; learning style; perceptual bias; interpersonal style; cultural bias; information rejection strategies
Themes: Subjects / Themes > L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Subjects / Themes > N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment
Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment > Salford Centre for Research & Innovation (SCRI)
Journal or Publication Title: Design Studies
Publisher: Elsevier
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0142-694X
Depositing User: MDJ Davies
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2007 15:14
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:55
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/1580

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