Sensemaking, Frames, Models, and Patterns

Jon Kolko

in Exposing the Magic of Design

Published in print December 2010 | ISBN: 9780199744336
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199894710 | DOI:

Series: Human Technology Interaction Series

Sensemaking, Frames, Models, and Patterns

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This chapter explains how sensemaking works, and how it plays a role in shaping the point of view a designer brings to a problem. This informed intuition is described in the context of patterns, illustrating how designers draw on their previous experiences with similar problems.

Keywords: sensemaking; frames; mental models; patterns; perspective; point of view

Chapter.  3610 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cognitive Psychology

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