An Analysis on Metaphorical Thinking in Design Process

디자인 과정에서 나타난 은유사고의 분석

  • 이한석 (한국해양대학교 해양공간건축학부) ;
  • 윤기병 (원광대학교 건축도시토목환경공학부) ;
  • 이정규 (배재대학교 건축공학과)
  • Published : 2002.11.01


Metaphor thinking is a kind of intuitive thinking and plays a central role in design process. But there are not many researches on this topic because it happens in designer's mind during design problem solving. In this paper, we considered cognitive aspects of metaphorical thinking as they cropped up in the process of design concepts development. As a method of cognitive experiment we used a protocol analysis of the design review reports. At the end of this research we concluded that metaphorical thinking is engaged in restructuring of new frames and reconciliation of conflicting frames for the development of new design ideas and concepts. This role of metaphorical thinking makes the design thinking divergent and the design process creative.