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Design Computing and Cognition '08

Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Design Computing and Cognition

  • John S. Gero
  • Ashok K. Goel
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Shape Grammars

    1. Seth Orsborn, Jonathan Cagan, Peter Boatwright
      Pages 3-22
    2. Francois Grobler, Ajla Aksamija, Hyunjoo Kim, Ramesh Krishnamurti, Kui Yue, Casey Hickerson
      Pages 23-40
    3. Sungwoo Lim, Miquel Prats, Scott Chase, Steve Garner
      Pages 41-60
    4. Djordje Krstic
      Pages 81-100
  3. Design Cognition – 1

    1. Jeffrey V. Nickerson, James E. Corter, Barbara Tversky, Doris Zahner, Yun Jin Rho
      Pages 103-122
    2. Maria Kozhevnikov, Jodie Royan, Olesya Blazhenkova, Andrey Gorbunov
      Pages 143-157
  4. Knowledge-Based Design

    1. Madan Mohan Dabbeeru, Amitabha Mukerjee
      Pages 201-220
    2. Janet E. Burge, James D. Kiper
      Pages 221-239
    3. Benjamin W Caldwell, Chiradeep Sen, Gregory M Mocko, Joshua D Summers, Georges M Fadel
      Pages 261-280
  5. Sketching, Diagrams and Visualization

    1. Françoise Darses, Anaïs Mayeur, Catherine Elsen, Pierre Leclercq
      Pages 283-302
    2. Zafer Bilda, John S. Gero
      Pages 303-320
    3. Uday Athavankar, P. Bokil, K. Guruprasad, R. Patsute, S. Sharma
      Pages 321-340
    4. Athanassios Economou, Thomas Grasl
      Pages 361-373

About these proceedings


This is the third volume of the new conference series Design Computing and Cognition (DCC) that takes over from and subsumes the successful series Artificial Intelligence in Design (AID) published by Kluwer (now Springer) since 1992. The AID volumes have become standard reference texts for the field. It is expected that the DCC volumes will perform the same role. Design Computing and Cognition’04 and Design Computing and Cognition’06 both edited by John S Gero, were published by Springer.

This new biennial conference series provides an international forum for the presentation and discussion of state-of-the-art and cutting-edge design research. The conference proceedings will form a continuing archive of design computing and cognition research.

Design is a fundamentally important topic in disciplines ranging from the more commonly associated fields of architecture and engineering to emerging areas in the social sciences and life sciences. Design is the key to economic competitiveness and the fundamental precursor to objects - both physical and virtual - and services.

The conference theme of design computing and cognition recognizes not only the essential relationship between human cognitive processes as models of computation but also how models of computation inspire conceptual realizations of human cognition.

A CD-rom is included.


3D Archive algorithms architecture artificial intelligence communication complexity design information system layout ontology optimization sketch sketching visualization

Editors and affiliations

  • John S. Gero
    • 1
  • Ashok K. Goel
    • 2
  1. 1.Krasnow Institute for Advanced StudyUSA
  2. 2.Georgia Institute of TechnologyGeorgiaUSA

About the editors

JOHN GERO is a Research Professor at the Krasnow Institute of Advanced Study and at the Volgenau School of Information Technology and Engineering, George Mason University and a Visiting Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Formerly he was Professor of Design Science and Co-Director of the Key Centre of Design Computing and Cognition, at the University of Sydney. He is the author or editor of 43 books and over 550 papers in the fields of design science, design computing, artificial intelligence, computer-aided design, design cognition and cognitive science. He has been a Visiting Professor of Architecture, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science or Cognitive Science at MIT, UC-Berkeley, UCLA, Columbia and CMU in the USA, at Strathclyde and Loughborough in the UK, at INSA-Lyon and Provence in France and at EPFL-Lausanne in Switzerland. His former doctoral students are professors in the USA, UK, Australia, India, Japan, Korea, Singapore and Taiwan.

He has been the recipient of many excellence awards including the Harkness Fellowship, two Fulbright Fellowships, two SRC Fellowships and various named chairs. He is on the editorial boards of numerous journals related to design science, computer-aided design, artificial intelligence and knowledge engineering and is the chair of the international conference series Artificial Intelligence in Design, the new conference series Design Computing and Cognition and the international conference series Computational Models of Creative Design.

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