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authors Coyne, Richard D.
year 1988
title The Logic of Computer-aided Design
source Design Computing. 1988. vol. 3: CADLINE has abstract only
summary The appropriateness of logic and language as the basis of models of the design process are discussed in relation to computer-aided design. A model of design systems is discussed which accounts for the role of interpretative and generative knowledge. It is argued that this knowledge serves to define design spaces. Interpretative knowledge can be used to derive implicit properties of designs, but designs can also be produced by 'abduction.' How interpretative and generative knowledge continue to produce designs is discussed. The relationship to other models is also reviewed
keywords CAD, logic, design process
series CADline
email Richard.Coyne@ed.ac.uk
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