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The Electronic Cocktail Napkin is an experimental computer-based environment for sketching and diagramming in conceptual design. The project's goal is to develop a computational drawing environment to support conceptual designing in a way that leads smoothly from diagrams to more formal and...
One of the applications of generation to the production of designs is embodied in the idea of the shape grammar. In this paper, a shape grammar model, which is based on the generative capability of grammar and the reasoning capabilities of knowledge-based systems and their integration in a...
This paper examines the use of industrial design expertise in New Zealand product manufacturing organizations. The results of a survey of 66 organizations, which manufacture products at the industrial design end of the product design spectrum, indicate that usage is positively associated with...
This paper elucidates the role of user models in the household product design process for the assessment of user needs. Based on field work which investigated the characteristics and qualities of user models employed by design practitioners working in England and Wales in 1991, it presents the...
This is a case study of the working methods of one particularly successful designer in a highly competitive design domain, Formula One racing car design. Gordon Murray was chief designer for the very successful Brabham and McLaren racing car teams in the 1970s and 1980s. His record of success is...
This paper is concerned with identifying the research directions for future computer systems for creative design. In order to define the requirements for support to the designer, or design team, we need to understand more about the way new ideas arise and come to fruition in an innovative...
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