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authors Saalman, Howard
year 1990
title Goodness and Value in the Structure of Cognitive Processes
source Journal of Architectural Education Summer, 1990. vol. 43: pp. 3-7. includes bibliography.
summary This paper had its origins in a course entitled 'Basic Concepts in Architecture' which the author has been teaching for about ten years at Carnegie Mellon University. The course is designed to give architects a basis for understanding notions like process (including the architectural process), for developing functioning theories to determine the 'goodness' of things (including their own designs), in short, an approach to problems of cognition, of perception and of response to perceptions. They become aware, perhaps for the first time, of the precise significance of numbers in their design work, including the dreaded demons of 'nothing' and 'infinity.' They learn the meaning of time: it is the sum of perceptions involved in any process, including the process of getting to know things. Control over the design process is what architects must have so they can function effectively, and make the right decisions. Learning about these things is the goal of the course
keywords design process, architecture, education, cognition, perception, performance, control
series CADline
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