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Modelling design interpretation as intercation of problem framing and problem solving

Dzbor, Martin and Zdrahal, Zdenek (2002). Modelling design interpretation as intercation of problem framing and problem solving. In: ASME 2002 Design Engineering Technical Conferences, 29 Sep - 2 Oct 2002, Montreal, Canada.

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Abstract

Design is usually considered a reflective and ill-structured process.This paper presents a new, sequential model of such aprocess. Design is modelled as an interplay of two conceptuallydistinct activities – an explicit specification of a problem and asolution to it. The approach is novel in defining an operation offraming, i.e. interpretation of a given problem using certainconceptual commitments. So far, the interpretation of design problems enjoyed less rigorous investigation as the aspect of problem solving in both design theory and methodology. In this paper we model three reasoning patterns for (re-)interpreting design problems. These patterns are complemented by an operational framework based on abstracted similarity, and illustrated by extracts from experimental studies.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2002 ASME
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not SetNot SetEuropean Commission
Academic Unit/Department: Knowledge Media Institute
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
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Item ID: 23818
Depositing User: Kay Dave
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2011 12:40
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2011 21:52
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/23818
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