A Quasi-Linear Model Of Design Cognition

Phuthi, Nduduzo (2010) A Quasi-Linear Model Of Design Cognition.

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Available online at http://journals.cluteonline.com/index.php/TLC/article/view/246/236,The continuum of human learning has been the subject of research by behaviourists, cognitivists, constructivists and lately by neural scientists among others. The style and order of learning have also been identified, notably by Benjamin Bloom et al (1956) and Gagne and Briggs (1992). Skills-learning has been the subject of attention in competency-based learning strategies. Yet another milestone in the continuum of learning is to be innovative and creative, which enables a learner to conceive and design new objects and concepts. Design cognition is an under-explored faculty of humankind. Human capability to design appears to be a complex phenomenon influenced by several factors, implicitly or explicitly, such as socio-educational background, learning to think innovatively, interaction with innovators and creators, exercising initiative, experimenting with new ideas, creating designs with confidence and finally moving into seeking design patents and making commercial use of design. In this paper the authors develop first a linear model of acquiring design capability and then modify it to a quasi linear model after validation by interaction with a sample of design students and design professionals through analysis and reflection on questionnaire responses with both qualitative and quantitative data. The proposed model promises to be a useful tool for design educators in several overlapping areas of design.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Learning theories,Behaviour learning,Cognitive learning,Constructive learning
Divisions: Universities > State Universities > National University of Science and Technology
Depositing User: Mr. Edmore Sibanda
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2015 15:45
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2015 15:45
URI: http://researchdatabase.ac.zw/id/eprint/701

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