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Design decision making in architectural practice: a report on a research project supported by the Building Research Establishment, Department of the Environment, examining the roles of information, experience and other influences during the design process / Margaret Mackinder, Heather Marvin. York, [England]: Institute of Advanced Architectural Studies, University of York, . Research paper (University of York. Institute of Advanced Architectural Studies) 19.
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The universal traveler: a companion for those on problem-solving journeys and a soft-systems guidebook to the process of design, by Don Koberg and Jim Bagnall. Experimental ed. Los Altos, Calif., W. Kaufmann 
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