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Walker’s Deliberative Approach in a Small-scale Project: The SPIN-case

  • Ellen van den Berg
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Abstract

This chapter describes the application of Walker’s deliberation approach in a small-scale design project. It highlights the way an individual designer may generate, articulate and test design options and decisions. Two major strategies are discussed. Firstly, the grounding of design options in relevant literature and confront preliminary design decisions with expert opinions. Secondly, the use various formative evaluations in the deliberation process. The main conclusion of this chapter is that Walker’s approach is, with some modifications, applicable in a design project in which the individual designer has the ultimate responsibility for the decisions made.

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Deliberative approach Curriculum development Formative evaluation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ellen van den Berg
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  1. 1.University of TwenteThe Netherlands

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