Nigel Cross is Emeritus Professor of Design Studies.
With academic and practical backgrounds in architecture and industrial design, I have been engaged in design research and design education since the nineteen-sixties. My Open University teaching was mainly on undergraduate level courses in design and technology. My research has been in computer-aided design, design methodology and design epistemology. My principal research interest is in design cognition, analysing the cognitive activities and abilities of designers, through protocol and other studies.
Cross, N Design Thinking: Understanding How Designers Think and Work, Berg, Oxford, 2011.
Cross, N Engineering Design Methods: Strategies for Product Design (fourth edition), John Wiley and Sons Ltd., Chichester, 2008.
(Japanese edition by Baifukan, Tokyo, 2008.)
Cross, N Designerly Ways of Knowing, Birkhäuser, Basel, Switzerland, 2007.
Designerly Ways of Knowing (Hardback edition) Springer-Verlag Ltd., London, 2006.
Cross, N. Christiaans, H and Dorst, K (eds.) Analysing Design Activity, John Wiley & Sons Ltd., Chichester, 1996.
Cross, N. 'Expertise in Design: an overview', Design Studies, Vol. 25, No.
5, pp. 427-441, 2004.
Cross, N. 'Can a Machine Design?', Design Issues, Vol. 17, No. 4, pp.
Cross, N. 'Natural Intelligence in Design', Design Studies, Vol. 20, No.
1, pp. 25-39, 1999.
Cross, N. 'Creativity in Design: analyzing and modeling the creative leap', Leonardo, Vol. 30, No. 4, pp. 311-317, 1997.
Research in Design Thinking
Writing and lecturing on the nature of ability and expertise in design.
B.Sc. Architecture (University of Bath).
M.Sc. Industrial Design Technology (University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology - UMIST).
Ph.D. Computer Aided Design (UMIST).
Honours and Awards:
Lifetime Achievement Award, Design Research Society, 2005
Elected Honorary Fellow, Design Research Society, 2005
Elected Honorary Fellow, The Design Society, 2007
Institution of Engineering Designers’ Trophy award for outstanding contributions to design education and research, 2012
Keynote conference speeches:
Design Research and Development Conference, São Luis, Brazil, 2012
Singapore Ministry of Education Conference on Design and Technology Education, Singapore, November 2010
DESIRE Network Doctoral Summer School, Aveiro, Portugal, September 2010
International Conference on Engineering Education, Coimbra, Portugal, 2007
DesignTrain International Congress, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2007
NSF Science of Design Symposium, Arcata, California, USA, 2007
International Symposium of the Swiss Design Network, Geneva, Switzerland, 2006
Congress of the International Association of Societies of Design Research, Douliou, Taiwan, 2005
IEEE International Conference on Requirements Engineering, Kyoto, Japan, 2004
ACM International Conference on Creativity and Cognition, Loughborough, UK, 2002
International Congress of Societies of Industrial Design (ICSID), Seoul, Korea, 2001
Asian Design Conference, Seoul, Korea, 2001
Design+Research conference, Milan, Italy, 2000
Artificial Intelligence in Design conference, Lisbon, Portugal, 1998
Editor-in-Chief, journal of Design Studies
President of the Design Research Society
Past President of the International Association of Societies of Design Research
Guitarist in Wimpey Three.
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