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id caadria2005_a_8c_e
authors Uttiya Bhattacharya
year 2005
title Modeling Designing: Cognitive Models of the Design Process Using A Semantic Approach
source CAADRIA 2005 [Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia / ISBN 89-7141-648-3] New Delhi (India) 28-30 April 2005, vol. 1, pp. 465-472
summary This text is about research in design methods that the author hopes to undertake in the future. The objective of the research is to devise a cognitive model of designing, using empirical means of studying designers at work. The purpose of this proposal with respect to the research is to present it to an audience preferably as a poster session, and examine possible strengths and weaknesses in the proposal. Apart from the obvious benefits that accompany any external scrutiny, there would be the advantage of presenting some independently incubated ideas to the rigors of an established realm of research. During the course of the presentation, there is an examination of the Design Methods Movement of the 1970s, followed by an inquiry into its apparent failure. Subsequently, empirical studies in design research that have been undertaken are discussed followed by a proposal to use verbal utterances in designing, and semantically map them with an ontology modeler like KAON. Instead, the author proposes to use an ontology-instance modeler to record and disseminate verbal utterances, and thus form a cognitive model of designing. Words spoken during designing and presenting design can be coded, and used to form a cognitive model, using the parameters of concept, property and instance that KAON uses. The author also presents a tentative methodology of empirically observing designers at work, and modeling designing using KAON. In conclusion, it is established that such research would help develop a cognitive model of designing more that one that is computational but would nevertheless rely heavily on computational support. Moreover, such analysis would also need pro-active collaboration of the designers being studied.
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email mail.ub.ae@gmail.com
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