Supporting design through strategic use of shape grammars.

Smyth, Michael and Edmonds, Ernest A (2000) Supporting design through strategic use of shape grammars. Knowledge Based Systems, 13 (6). pp. 385-393. ISSN 0950-7051

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This paper is concerned with the early processes of design, particularly in the context of spatial arrangements. We are interested in the strategies that a designer uses in order to achieve success and with the opportunities that might exist for computer support. The technical device that provides the focus for the work is the concept of a shape grammar. The investigation that has taken place has looked at certain opportunities that might exist for building support systems employing shape grammars and the implications that they might have for the strategic level of design. From the exploration we conclude that the use of shape grammars to expand the strategies available to a designer and to provide computational support for exploring the implications of employing given sets of design rules is promising. Moreover, we have already identified a number of directions in which the research should be taken further.

Item Type: Article
Print ISSN: 0950-7051
Electronic ISSN: 1872-7409
Uncontrolled Keywords: Strategic knowledge; shape grammars; support systems; design;
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: 3094
Depositing User: Computing Research
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2010 14:59
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2013 15:38

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