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authors Mitchell, William J.
year 1975
title The Theoretical Foundation of Computer- Aided Architectural Design
source Environment and Planning B December, 1975. vol. 2: pp. 127-150 : ill. includes bibliography.
summary This paper tries to elucidate some of the basic unifying theoretical concepts which form the foundation of much of the work that has been done in computer-aided architectural design, to relate these concepts to their historical predecessors, and to use the theoretical framework that is developed to make some comparison between computer-aided and manual design methods. The question of how design problems are defined, how potential solutions are represented, how they are generated, and how they are evaluated, are taken in turn. A distinction is drawn between well-defined and ill-defined design problems. The issue of originality and style are considered, and the division of tasks between human designers and machine is discussed
keywords theory, CAD, design, problem solving, methods, architecture, representation
series CADline
email wjm@MIT.EDU
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