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Design Methods and Design Research: A Quick Guide to Resources

Sometimes called “rational design,” or “design processes,” design methods examines the scientific or logical, rather than aesthetic or intuitive approaches to designing. This guide is an overview of English-language general and practical information on architectural design methods and design research, focusing on materials in the Environmental Design Library, UCB.

Additional materials may be found by searching in the OskiCat and Melvyl catalogs. See also our other research guides for related material: Building Science and Architecture Reference Sources. For additional assistance, consult the Environmental Design Library reference staff, 210 Wurster Hall.

UC Berkeley registered students, faculty and staff who are off campus may use items marked UCB Only or UC Only by using the Library’s proxy service.

Content reviewed: January 2007. Compiled by Elizabeth D. Byrne, Environmental Design Library

SUBJECT HEADINGS & KEYWORDS

Use these terms in OskiCat or Melvyl to locate additional books, and in indexes to periodicals to locate journal articles.

SUBJECT HEADINGS
Architectural Design--Methodology
Architectural Design--Research
Architecture--Research
Design, Industrial--Methodology
Design--Methodology
Design--Research
Design--Philosophy
Engineering Design--Research
Information Systems
System Design--Methodology
Teleology
KEYWORDS
creative ability in technology
design knowledge
design process
design science
rational design
science of design

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DESIGN METHODS: A Selection of General Sources

core text = highly recommended

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DESIGN RESEARCH: A Selection of General Sources

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INDEXES

Use these periodical indexes and the keywords and subject headings, and/or the authors listed above to search for journal articles. For a broader, more comprehensive listing of architecture periodical indexes, see our guide Architecture Indexes and Abstracts.

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JOURNALS

This is a selection of current journals that cover the topic.

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ORGANIZATIONS & WEBSITES

This is a small selection of related associations, organizations, institutions and websites.

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