Studying the effect of systemisation on design activity
Luck, R. (1998) Studying the effect of systemisation on design activity. In: Hughes, W. (ed.) 14th Annual ARCOM Conference. ARCOM, pp. 340-346. ISBN 0953416100
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It is considered that systemisation, the use of standard systems of components and design solutions, has an effect on the activities of the designer. This paper draws on many areas of knowledge; design movements, economic theory, quality evaluation and organisation theory to substantiate the view that systemisation will reduce the designer's discretion at the point of design. A methodology to test this hypothesis is described which will be of use to other researchers studying the social processes of construction organisations.