Abstract

In daily life, people are accustomed to using narrative thinking to understand, communicate and disseminate information naturally and flexibly. Applying narrative thinking to design is a practical and powerful strategy; here, narrative thinking is the default method and mechanism that supports design. This article combines the research results of narrative and narrative thinking in literature and psychology, and draws on and compares the research methods of design thinking to roughly outline the characteristic framework of narrative thinking purpose, process, cognition and evaluation. It then further integrates the characteristics of narrative thinking into the specific case of the Mathematics Hall of London’s Science Museum for innovative research, analyses and interprets the role of narrative thinking from the aspects of theme deduction, meaning construction, integration of elements and interpretation of experience. The paper looks forward to gaining a certain understanding and grasp of the application of narrative thinking in design.

Keywords:

narrative; narrative thinking; design; display space

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The Role of Narrative Thinking in Design:Taking the Mathematical Hall of the London Science Museum as an Example

In daily life, people are accustomed to using narrative thinking to understand, communicate and disseminate information naturally and flexibly. Applying narrative thinking to design is a practical and powerful strategy; here, narrative thinking is the default method and mechanism that supports design. This article combines the research results of narrative and narrative thinking in literature and psychology, and draws on and compares the research methods of design thinking to roughly outline the characteristic framework of narrative thinking purpose, process, cognition and evaluation. It then further integrates the characteristics of narrative thinking into the specific case of the Mathematics Hall of London’s Science Museum for innovative research, analyses and interprets the role of narrative thinking from the aspects of theme deduction, meaning construction, integration of elements and interpretation of experience. The paper looks forward to gaining a certain understanding and grasp of the application of narrative thinking in design.

 

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