Designerly Thinking Beyond Design

Kimbell, Richard and Stables, Kay. 2008. Designerly Thinking Beyond Design. In: Kajsa Borg and Viveca Lindberg, eds. Kunskap, lärande och bedömning i estetiska och praktiska ämnen [Knowledge, learning and assessment in aesthetical and manual school subjects]. Stockholm: Stockholm University Press, pp. 188-198. ISBN 9789176566565 [Book Section]

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In this chapter we explore the connections between cognitive and creative processes in designing. Through a series of research projects focused on assessing design capability, we have developed an approach to exploring learners' performance on authentic tasks. We have shown how portfolio-based performance enables learners to recognise and grapple (metacognitively) with their own thinking processes. One of the consequences is that design acts as a liberating force for wider cognitive awareness. In this chapter we outline our approach and explore its wider potential for assessing and developing designerly approaches to thinking, beyond the direct context of design

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