General notes and research questions about reflection as a cognitive process.
Reflection is when a person stops doing something and thinks about why and how he's doing it, relating it all to a broader context.
Reflection is very important in design, because it lets the designer “take stock” of what they're doing. It helps designers:
I think reflection is a behaviour that is partly innate. Some people can do it better than others. Sometimes it is brought out through experience; other times through education.
Some “personality indicators” can spot reflective individuals with fairly good confidence levels.