INVESTIGATIONS INTO THE DATA BASIS OF DESIGN KNOWLEDGE IN INDUSTRIAL DESIGN ENGINEERING
The article’s main topic is design knowledge within professional knowledge in design. In order to give a theoretical classification, a scheme is derived from psychology and neurosciences. Thus design knowledge is described on basis of a model of memories content for data knowledge and the action regulation theory for design activity. An application of the theoretical scheme is presented within three exemplary investigations to differentiate data knowledge into factual- and episodic knowledge: (1) A comparison between the curricula of engineering and product design, (2) an interpretation of evaluation categories for design awards, (3) an experimental approach to investigate the content of data knowledge.