Feature nodes : an interaction construct for sharing initiative in design exploration

Datta, Sambit and Woodbury, Robert F. 2004, Feature nodes : an interaction construct for sharing initiative in design exploration, in Design computing and cognition `04, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, pp.23-36.

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Title Feature nodes : an interaction construct for sharing initiative in design exploration
Author(s) Datta, Sambit
Woodbury, Robert F.
Title of book Design computing and cognition `04
Editor(s) Gero, John
Publication date 2004
Total chapters 34
Start page 23
End page 36
Total pages 14
Publisher Kluwer Academic Publishers
Place of Publication Dordrecht, The Netherlands
Keyword(s) computer-aided design - congresses
engineering design - data processing - congresses
architectural design - data processing - congressesc
design computing
cognition
DCC
Summary Exploration with formal design systems comprises an iterative process of specifying problems, finding plausible and alternative solutions, judging the validity of solutions relative to problems and reformulating problems and solutions. Recent advances in formal generative design have developed the mathematics and algorithms to describe and perform conceptual design tasks. However, design remains a human enterprise: formalisms are part of a larger equation comprising human computer interaction. To support the user in designing with formal systems, shared representations that interleave initiative of the designer and the design formalism are necessary. The problem of devising representational structures in which initiative is sometimes taken by the designer and sometimes by a computer in working on a shared design task is reported in this paper. To address this problem, the requirements, representation and
implementation of a shared interaction construct, the feature node, is
described. The feature node facilitates the sharing of initiative in formulating and reformulating problems, generating solutions, making
choices and navigating the history of exploration.
Notes International Conference on Design Computing and Cognition (1st : 2004 : Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
ISBN 1402023928
9781402023927
Language eng
Field of Research 120199 Architecture not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
HERDC Research category B1 Book chapter
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