An Anthology of Theories and Models of Design

Philosophy, Approaches and Empirical Explorations

  • Amaresh Chakrabarti
  • Lucienne T. M. Blessing

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Amaresh Chakrabarti, Lucienne T. M. Blessing
    Pages 1-45
  3. Neeraj Sonalkar, Malte Jung, Ade Mabogunje, Larry Leifer
    Pages 67-81
  4. Udo Lindemann
    Pages 121-132
  5. Anja M. Maier, David C. Wynn, Thomas J. Howard, Mogens Myrup Andreasen
    Pages 133-149
  6. Mogens Myrup Andreasen, Thomas J. Howard, Hans Peter Lomholt Bruun
    Pages 173-195
  7. Denis Cavallucci
    Pages 237-262
  8. John S. Gero, Udo Kannengiesser
    Pages 263-283
  9. Lauri Koskela, Ricardo Codinhoto, Patricia Tzortzopoulos, Mike Kagioglou
    Pages 285-303
  10. C. M. Eckert, M. K. Stacey
    Pages 395-415
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 451-455

About this book


While investigations into both theories and models has remained a major strand of engineering design research, current literature sorely lacks a reference book that provides a comprehensive and up-to-date anthology of theories and models, and their philosophical and empirical underpinnings; An Anthology of Theories and Models of Design fills this gap.

The text collects the expert views of an international authorship, covering:

·         significant theories in engineering design, including CK theory, domain theory, and the theory of technical systems;

·         current models of design, from a function behavior structure model to an integrated model;

·         important empirical research findings from studies into design; and

·         philosophical underpinnings of design itself.

For educators and researchers in engineering design, An Anthology of Theories and Models of Design gives access to in-depth coverage of theoretical and empirical developments in this area; for practitioners, the book will provide exposure to theoretical and empirical foundations to methods and tools that are currently practiced as well as those in the process of development.


Design Philosophy Design Theory and Models Empirical Design Research Engineering Design Process Product Development

Editors and affiliations

  • Amaresh Chakrabarti
    • 1
  • Lucienne T. M. Blessing
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for Product Design and ManufacturingIndian Institute of ScienceBangaloreIndia
  2. 2.Campus LimpertsbergUniversité du LuxembourgLuxembourgLuxembourg

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