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Supporting decision making in design using shape grammars.

Smyth, Michael (2000) Supporting decision making in design using shape grammars. In: DMUCE 00, Second International Conference on Decision Making in Urban and Civil Engineering, 2000, Lyon, France.

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This paper describes part of the development process of a system aimed at supporting the work of interior architects. Two prototype systems are described together with detailed interviews conducted with a professional design practitioner. It will be argued that the generation of alternative solutions are vital to the early phase of design. The prototypes focus on a shape grammar and the provision of mechanisms which allow the user to manipulate the rules which constitute the grammar and thereby explore potential solutions. The first prototype incorporated the idea of spatial labels while the second included the concept of ‘loose-fit’ rules.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: interior architects; prototype system; design practitioner; shape grammar; spatial labels; 'loose-fit rules';
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Computing
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 000 Computer science, knowledge & systems > 005 Computer programming, programs & data
Library of Congress Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Item ID: 3093
Depositing User: Computing Research
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2010 15:59
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2010 15:59
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/3093

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