Quantitative Methods for Studying Design Protocols

Authors: Kan, Wai Tak, Gero, John

  • Introduces new methods for measuring design cognition in a unified way—independent of design domains
  • Presents concise explanations and mathematical formulas in lay terms
  • Includes design briefs and challenges of various design experiments in the appendix
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This book is aimed at researchers and students who would like to engage in and deepen their understanding of design cognition research. The book presents new approaches for analyzing design thinking and proposes methods of measuring design processes. These methods seek to quantify design issues and design processes that are defined based on notions from the Function-Behavior-Structure (FBS) design ontology and from linkography. A linkograph is a network of linked design moves or segments. FBS ontology concepts have been used in both design theory and design thinking research and have yielded numerous results. Linkography is one of the most influential and elegant design cognition research methods. In this book Kan and Gero provide novel and state-of-the-art methods of analyzing design protocols that offer insights into design cognition by integrating segmentation with linkography by assigning FBS-based codes to design moves or segments and treating links as FBS transformation processes. They propose and test information entropy as a means to capture the information carried by a linkograph and correlate it with the design outcomes.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Kan, Jeff W. T. (et al.)

    Pages 1-4

  • Background

    Kan, Jeff W. T. (et al.)

    Pages 5-15

  • Theoretical Framework

    Kan, Jeff W. T. (et al.)

    Pages 17-53

  • Ontologically-Based Studies of Design Protocols

    Kan, Jeff W. T. (et al.)

    Pages 55-92

  • Pilot Study of Statistical and Entropic Description of Linkographs

    Kan, Jeff W. T. (et al.)

    Pages 93-112

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eBook $84.99
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0982-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Quantitative Methods for Studying Design Protocols
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-024-0984-0
DOI
10.1007/978-94-024-0984-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-024-0982-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 180
Number of Illustrations and Tables
55 b/w illustrations, 55 illustrations in colour
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