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THE ROLE OF PRECONCEPTIONS IN DESIGN

Some implications for the development of computational design tools
  • PATRICK HT JANSSEN

Abstract

The preconceptions that designers bring to the table when they are considering a particular design task are an unavoidable and necessary part of the design process. This paper first reviews the literature relating to the role of preconceptions in design, and then goes on to discuss computational tools that support the development and expression of such design preconceptions. As an example of such a tool, an outline is given of a generative evolutionary design system that allows designers to evolve families of designs that embody preconceived values and ideas.

Keywords

Design Process Design Schema Design Task Architectural Design Primary Generator 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • PATRICK HT JANSSEN
    • 1
  1. 1.University of MelbourneAustralia

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