The Investigation of Designers’ Reflective Practice Activity Using Verbal Protocol

Muhammad Jameel, Mohamed Kamil and Shahriman, Zainal Abidin and Oskar, Hasdinor Hassan (2018) The Investigation of Designers’ Reflective Practice Activity Using Verbal Protocol. In: INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENGINEERING AND PRODUCT DESIGN EDUCATION, 6 & 7 SEPTEMBER 2018, DYSON SCHOOL OF DESIGN ENGINEERING, IMPERIAL COLLEGE, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM.

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This paper intends to investigate the cognitive process of designers’ sketching activity based on their understanding towards the value of unconscious interaction and cognitive of human behaviour in the everyday products. Using Verbal Protocol Analysis (VPA) as the main approach, four Malaysian designers with different levels of expertise worked on product design tasks in relation to four attributes of unconscious interaction in everyday human behaviour. The VPA data were coded and analysed based on Schon’s theoretical framework of reflective practice. At the end of the study, the descriptive analysis of each designers’ design activity was presented based on Andreasen’s level of abstraction. The result of the study illustrates remarkable strategies differences in the patterns of designer’s reflective practice during the conceptual design process. The implications of this study clarify the significance of these approaches in gaining insights into designers' reflective practice activity.

Item Type: Proceeding (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Verbal Protocol Analysis, Reflective Practice, Product Design.
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
N Fine Arts > NC Drawing Design Illustration
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Applied and Creative Arts
Depositing User: Mohamed Kamil
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2022 06:57
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2022 06:57

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