The Imaginative Process of Thinking

DS 66-2: Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Design Creativity (ICDC 2010)

Year: 2010
Editor: Taura, T and Nagai, Y
Author: Van Den Berghe, Jo
Section: Short Presentation B


The paper is positioned within an ongoing Ph.D through designing. The process through which ‘to dream’ (architectural invention) connects with ‘to make’ (construction practice) is the research subject of this Ph.D. The description of consecutive steps that lead to the appropriate research paradigm introduces the paper and situates the research method of the case. The described case focuses on ‘to dream’ as one component of the Ph.D subject, in which the designing researcher aims for a deeper understanding of the mechanisms of ‘to dream’, in order to apply it with more accuracy in design processes. Images of eidetic moments that built the spatial intelligence (Van Schaïk, 2008) of the architectural designer are one channel to trigger ‘to dream’. Drawing spaces and spatial sequences of the past in ‘My Grandmother’s House’ generates these eidetic images, which can subsequently be applied in new/future design processes.

Keywords: mode of knowledge, design research, designing, memory, imagination, conceptualization


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