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authors Oxman, Rivka E. and Gero, John S.
year 1988
title Designing by Prototype Refinement in Architecture
source Amsterdam: CMP, 1988. pp. 395- 412 : ill. includes bibliography
summary Design knowledge in the form of a priori knowledge is put forward as an essential ingredient in knowledge-based design. The concept of the prototype in design is introduced and different strategies for refinement processes are discussed. The concept of a generative prototype is proposed as a way to represent a generative design description in knowledge-based design systems. The refinement process is considered a successive classification of prototypes and subtypes, by executing design operations associated with the type. The application of these approaches is implemented in a system called PRODS: A PROtotype-based Design System. Finally, issues such as the role of prototypes and other forms of reasoning for creative design are discussed
keywords prototypes, knowledge base, design process
series CADline
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