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Design Methods and Design Research: A Quick Guide to Resources: Home

This guide is an overview of English-language general and practical information on architectural design methods and design research, focusing on materials in the Environmental Design Library.

Research Guide

Sometimes called “rational design,” or “design processes,” design methods examines the scientific or logical, rather than aesthetic or intuitive approaches to designing. This guide is an overview of English-language general and practical information on architectural design methods and design research, focusing on materials in the Environmental Design Library, UCB.

Additional materials may be found by searching in the OskiCat and Melvyl catalogs. See also our other research guides for related material: Building Science and Architecture Reference Sources. For additional assistance, consult the Environmental Design Library reference staff, 210 Wurster Hall.

Subject Headings and Keywords

Use these terms in OskiCat or Melvyl to locate additional books, and in indexes to periodicals to locate journal articles.

Subject Headings

Architectural Design--Methodology
Architectural Design--Research
Architecture--Research

Design, Industrial--Methodology
Design--Methodology
Design--Research
Design--Philosophy

Engineering Design--Research
Information Systems
System Design--Methodology
Teleology


Keywords

creative ability in technology
design knowledge
design process
design science
rational design
science of design
 

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