Strategic Knowledge Differences Between An Expert and A Novice Designer

Manolya Kavakli, John Gero

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Abstract

This chapter investigates the differences in performance between an expert and a novice in terms of their respective strategic knowledge. We examined conceptual design protocols of an expert and a novice, and found that the expert's cognitive activity and productivity in the design process were almost three times as high as the novice's. The possible reason for this is the difference in their strategic knowledge. The expert's cognitive processing is structured such that it stays within the limits of human short term memory. This provides empirical evidence for a different strategic knowledge that may be developed with experience. The expert's strategic knowledge allows him to use a smaller number of processes and to form different groupings of processes. 1.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStrategic Knowledge and Concept Formation III. Key Centre of Design Computing and Cognitions. 3rd International Workshop on Strategic Knowledge & Concept Formation
EditorsJohn Gero, Koichi Hori
Place of PublicationSydney, Australia
PublisherKey Centre of Design Computing and Cognition
Pages55-68
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)1864871148
Publication statusPublished - 2001
EventInternational Workshop on Strategic Knowledge & Concept Formation - Sydney, Australia, Australia
Duration: 17 Dec 200118 Dec 2001

Workshop

WorkshopInternational Workshop on Strategic Knowledge & Concept Formation
Country/TerritoryAustralia
Period17/12/0118/12/01

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