Rhetorical approaches to design definitions

4 Feb 2008 - 8:40pm
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Uday Gajendar

FYI, for those interested in some insights from a rhetorical
perspective on how to approach the problem of "defining design", as
quoted by Dick Buchanan, former head of the CMU School of Design and
current chief of their doctoral program. I've posted the main passage
on my blog here:


The key point is distinguishing between formal and descriptive
definitions, and using Aristotle's four causes as a general guide.
Hope the ixda community finds this useful...

Best regards,


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