Designing science

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Design science is concerned with the study, investigation and accumulation of knowledge about the design process and its constituent operations. It aims to collect, organize and improve those aspects of thought and information which are available concerning design, and to specify and carry out research in those areas of design which are likely to be of value to practical designers and design organizations. Technical knowledge presented in a new order, totality and form then becomes a striking and productive tool for designers. Essential positive effects are to be expected in a relatively short time in engineering education, and through suitable derivations and adjustments of this science for particular purposes. Clearly design goes deeper into the sciences as the means to devise all the instruments for collecting data. In fact, there are discoveries such as the Higgs boson particle or far away stars that are solely based on measured traces that are used in calculations and interpreted as discoveries of never-to-be-seen objects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)215-218
Number of pages4
JournalResearch in Engineering Design - Theory, Applications, and Concurrent Engineering
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2013


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