Being a professional: Three lenses into design thinking, acting and being

Adams, Robin S., Daly, Shanna R., Mann, Llewellyn M. and Dall'Alba, Gloria (2011) Being a professional: Three lenses into design thinking, acting and being. Design Studies, 32 6: 588-607. doi:10.1016/j.destud.2011.07.004

Author Adams, Robin S.
Daly, Shanna R.
Mann, Llewellyn M.
Dall'Alba, Gloria
Title Being a professional: Three lenses into design thinking, acting and being
Journal name Design Studies   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0142-694X
Publication date 2011
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.destud.2011.07.004
Volume 32
Issue 6
Start page 588
End page 607
Total pages 20
Editor Susan C. Stewart
Place of publication Kidlington, Oxford, U.K.
Publisher Pergamon
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This paper presents three lenses for interpreting design thinking: a framework on learning to become professionals, and two interpretations of this framework that speak broadly to aspects of ‘design thinking’. The first lens draws on a framework for ‘an embodied understanding of professional practice’ and provides a way to describe how professionals form and organize their knowledge and skills into a particular ‘professional-way-of-being’. The second and third lenses provide examples of using this framework to interpret existing results from phenomenographic studies on ways of experiencing design and ways of experiencing cross-disciplinary practice. We conclude with a discussion of how these three lenses contribute to a working synthesis of design thinking and learning.
Keyword Design cognition
Design practice
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Special issue: Interpreting Design Thinking

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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