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Representing design rationale to support innovative design reuse: a minimalist approach.

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 0926-5805

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
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
ID Code: 11140
Deposited By: Dr Linden J. Ball
Deposited On: 01 Aug 2008 14:25
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2013 08:15
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/11140

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