CumInCAD is a Cumulative Index about publications in Computer Aided Architectural Design
supported by the sibling associations ACADIA, CAADRIA, eCAADe, SIGraDi, ASCAAD and CAAD futures

PDF papers
References
authors Kuohsiang, Chen and Owen, Charles L.
year 1997
title Form Language and Style Description
source Design Studies 18, 3, pp. 249-274
summary This paper presents a `style description framework' for the analysis of style as it is exhibited by objects, artifacts and, particularly, products. The framework equips a designer with both the ability to analyse existing styles and to describe new styles for target markets. A `style profile' consists of a set of polar adjective scales and associated weighting mechanisms. Within the profile, stylistic attributes -- in the form of values given on the scales -- are grouped into six categories: form elements, joining relationships, detail treatments, materials, colour treatments and textures. Two weighting mechanisms, an importance index and confidence factor, fine-tune the description. The style profile can be used not only to communicate styles between designers and computers, but also to accumulate formal style knowledge.
series journal paper
full text file.pdf (1,503,397 bytes)
references Content-type: text/plain
last changed 2003/04/23 13:50
pick and add to favorite papersHOMELOGIN (you are user _anon_700786 from group guest) CUMINCAD Papers Powered by SciX Open Publishing Services 1.002