Design Knowledge – A Visual Guide

Book Summary:

Design research is a complex synthesis concerned with the design process, encompassing design epistemology, theoretical perspective, methodology, and method. The study of design research and its widespread applications began with the aspiration to scientise design. However, similar to its predecessors such as sciences and arts, design has gradually been identified as an independent discipline which has formed its own intellectual characteristics of research process.

Thus, design research collects design knowledge and applies creativity and innovation to invent things which do not yet exist.

Design Knowledge provides a walkthrough within the design research field of inquiry, incorporating somewhat paradoxical visual contexts.


Vishkaie, R. S. (2014). Design Knowledge: A Visual Guide. Indianpolis, IN: Xlibris Corporation.

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