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Can a machine design?

Cross, Nigel (2001). Can a machine design? Design Issues, 17(4) pp. 44–50.

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One strand of my research has been concerned with the computer as a design tool; but a second strand has been concerned with design computing as a research tool for improving our understanding of the design process. Some of this latter research is based on the simulation of computer behaviour by human beings - a reversal of the more usual approach - and some is based on comparisons of computational models with human design behaviour. Despite recent doubts expressed by some authors, I suggest that the question, 'Can a machine design?� is still a useful question to ask.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 0747-9360
Extra Information: Journal is one of the MIT Design journals. MIT holds the copyright.
Keywords: computer-aided design (CAD)
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Engineering & Innovation
Item ID: 3275
Depositing User: Users 9 not found.
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2006
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2011 21:27
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