A Thought on Models of Design Processes: Abstraction, Representation and Reality

  • Paul VargheseEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 135)


Issues of epistemology/knowledge representation and how it functions in design is explored. Some categorisation methods are looked at, and how it can be used is studied. Definitional problems of ‘design’ are viewed, and an elementary classificatory system is proposed. One extends the argument to tackle issues of representation, and ways to rationalise the processes. Representational models, mostly logical, computational or cognitive, are explored.


Three-worlds theory Knowledge representation Models of design 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Karpagam Academy of Higher EducationCoimbatoreIndia

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