This article examines Schön’s positioning of reflective practice in relation to design. Focus is directed in particular to his presentation of the acting-thinking relationship. Questioning this we turn to the work of the philosopher John Dewey, who acted as one of Schön’s key inspirational sources. Here, we consider Dewey’s presentation of thought-in-action, artistry and importantly, habit. We argue that a wider referencing of this material, most especially the art-habits relationship, holds the potential to expand the Schönian presentation of design, providing the field with a more nuanced modeling of what it means both to design and to become a designer.
|Number of pages||13|
|Publication status||Accepted/In press - 2 Mar 2023|