Critical Thinking and Evaluation of Design Concept

Document Type : علمی - پژوهشی


Assistant Professor, Faculty of Art and Architecture, Shiraz University


Critical thinking could be defined as a review process which could be acquired and includes description, analysis, reasoning, interpretation, assessment, decision-making, selection, judgment and revision. As a designer employs a variety of thinking strategies, the design process could not be thoroughly described. Nevertheless, critical thinking provides opportunities for enriching an explicitly assessing the design process. By use of critical thinking in the design process, two complementary strategies are employed: problem-based strategy and solution-based strategy.

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