This article analyzes the logic of the design problem by using a Hegelian dialectical approach. It begins by identifying the logical paradox at the heart of the design problem and clarifying the method of dialectical logic, and then applies this logic to the design problem by demonstrating how problems and solutions emerge simultaneously as “moments” of a single concept. Finally, the designer's role as a “speculative reader” in the process is briefly considered.

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