Evolving a model of learning in design

Siang K. Sim, A.H.B. Duffy

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Learning in design is a phenomenon observed in design practice. Yet there is no comprehensive model or theory that explains the phenomenon and hence serves as a basis upon which a shared understanding can be evolved. This paper describes the development and evolution of a novel model of learning in design, LinD, which seeks to address the need for such a model. The model features formalisms for describing the cognitive activities of design and learning and three links that explain the interactions between these activities: the epistemic, teleological and temporal.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)40-61
Number of pages22
JournalResearch in Engineering Design
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 21 Feb 2004


  • design activity
  • learning activity
  • learning triggers
  • knowledge transformers
  • pragmatic scientism


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