Design knowledge and reasoning are expressed in the designer’s transactions with the artefacts made, the conditions under which they are made, and the manner of making. Design worlds are environments designers inhabit while designing. They contain particular configurations of things, relations and qualities, and they act a place to reserve design knowledge. Each designer has their own unique approach to design. However, with exposure to various solution paths, designers can see how a possible design decision can be matched or mismatched to a situation. In a designer’s dialogue with a situation, types of solutions can function to transform the situation and be transformed by it. From the results of our study it appeared evident that tools such as Evolver assist designers in this process. Evolver facilitates the designer’s dialogue with their problem space through the accessibility to alternatives that could inspire various design solutions. Evolver supported the designer’s cognitive activity in the early stages of design and the exploration phase by providing an immediate exposure to many possibilities


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