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Gero, J. S.
Ten problems for AI in design
Workshop on AI in Design, IJCAI-91, un-numbered
Modern design research dates back to the end of the eighteenth century when French
theorists attempted to describe design as a process. The notion of process in design dates
back to the Roman engineer/architect/writer Vitruvius who described both process and
performance aspects of designing. Since the 1940s there has been a variety of attempts to
provide formal models of design ranging from prescriptive algorithmic-like descriptions
through mathematical model and systems theoretic descriptions to the current paradigm
based on the precepts and notions of artificial intelligence. All of these, including the
current work, is primarily concerned with treating the process aspects of design.