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Invited Paper The Quest For The Parrot On The Shoulder: Knowledge About Emerging Design Solutions And Its Representation In A CAD System

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/VID930291

Volume

5

Pages

9

Published

1993

Size

1,304 kb

Author(s)

B.R. Lawson

Abstract

Invited Paper The quest for the parrot on the shoulder: knowledge about emerging design solutions and its representation in a CAD system B.R. Lawson School of Architectural Studies, University of In this paper I shall consider the way knowledge about a solution to a design problem emerges during the design process and the implications of this for its representation in any computer aided design system. In the context of this conference I shall concentrate mainly on the computer as a graphical device, whilst recognising that increasingly many researchers are interested in the potential it offers in applications which are only incidentally dependent on graphics. Consequently I shall therefore also be concentrating on knowledge about design solutions rather than problems although an essential part of the argument concerns their close inter-relationship. However, I believe this distinction can still usefully be made when discussing CAD which Galle has divided into what he calls CAMP o

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