Ball, Linden J. and Lambell, Nicki J. and Ormerod, Thomas C. and Slavin, Simon and Mariani, John A. (2001) Representing design rationale to support innovative design reuse: a minimalist approach. Automation in construction, 10 (6). pp. 663-674. ISSN 0926-5805Full text not available from this repository.
The reuse of previous design knowledge is a potentially important way to improve design efficiency. In practice, however, design reuse is plagued with difficulties, including those associated with the indexing, retrieval, understanding and modification of prior design knowledge. We propose that such difficulties can be ameliorated by employing insights deriving from design-rationale research concerning how best to represent and retrieve design information. We illustrate these insights by describing the development of a design-reuse system that maximizes the benefits of rationale capture and information retrieval whilst minimising the costs to the designer that might arise from disruption to natural design work.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Automation in construction|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Design representation ; Design reuse ; Design rationale ; Information retrieval|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology|
|Departments:||Faculty of Science and Technology > Psychology|
Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
|Deposited By:||Dr Linden J. Ball|
|Deposited On:||01 Aug 2008 14:25|
|Last Modified:||26 Jul 2012 14:57|
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