REFLECTIONS ABOUT REFLECTIVE PRACTICE
Reflection is an essential characteristic of designing, but only a part of that process. Few attempts have been made to specify what questions should be useful in reflection. This paper brings the concept of reflection into a meaningful relationship to other design-related processes. Connections to several models of problem-solving and to more complete models of designing are drawn, especially to Design Science and the Theory of Technical Systems. In this way, we hope to show where and how reflection can be usefully employed during the possible design processes for systematically and methodically conceptualizing and embodying the technical system, and for other forms of designing.