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A note on the debate on scientific process vs. design process

Motte, Damien LU and Bjärnemo, Robert LU (2011) 18th International Conference on Engineering Design, 2011 In ICED DS 68-2(2). p.356-365
Abstract
It has been often claimed that the scientific process is quite opposite to the design process, mainly based on the former’s analysis of existing phenomena in order to develop a theory, while the design process is an act of synthesis that creates something new in the world. In the light of the developments that led to this conception, and with reference to the current views of the scientific process, we maintain that the scientific process has more similarities with the design process than differences from it. As parallels can be drawn between the two processes, some implications for further research into the fundamentals of the design activity are discussed.
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Design Sciences, Design Method, Scientific Method, Epistemology, Machine Design, Maskinkonstruktion
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ICED
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Howard, Thomas; Krestine, Mougaard; Tim, McAloone; Claus Thorp, Hansen; ; ; and
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DS 68-2
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2
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12 pages
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Design Society
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18th International Conference on Engineering Design, 2011
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2220-4342
2223-7941
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978-1-904670-32-2
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English
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  abstract     = {It has been often claimed that the scientific process is quite opposite to the design process, mainly based on the former’s analysis of existing phenomena in order to develop a theory, while the design process is an act of synthesis that creates something new in the world. In the light of the developments that led to this conception, and with reference to the current views of the scientific process, we maintain that the scientific process has more similarities with the design process than differences from it. As parallels can be drawn between the two processes, some implications for further research into the fundamentals of the design activity are discussed.},
  author       = {Motte, Damien and Bjärnemo, Robert},
  booktitle    = {ICED},
  editor       = {Howard, Thomas and Krestine, Mougaard and Tim, McAloone and Claus Thorp, Hansen},
  isbn         = {978-1-904670-32-2},
  issn         = {2220-4342},
  keyword      = {Design Sciences,Design Method,Scientific Method,Epistemology,Machine Design,Maskinkonstruktion},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {356--365},
  publisher    = {Design Society},
  title        = {A note on the debate on scientific process vs. design process},
  volume       = {DS 68-2},
  year         = {2011},
}