References to past designs.

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dc.contributor.author Eckert, Claudia
dc.contributor.author Stacey, Martin
dc.contributor.author Earl, Christopher
dc.date.accessioned 2010-02-16T12:14:35Z
dc.date.available 2010-02-16T12:14:35Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.citation Eckert, C. Stacey, M. and Earl, C. (2005) References to past designs. In: Gero, J. S. and Bonnardel, N. eds. Studying Designers '05. Sydney, Australia: Key Centre of Design Computing and Cognition, pp. 3–21. en
dc.identifier.isbn 978-1864877434
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2086/3436
dc.description.abstract Designing by adaptation is almost invariably a dominant feature of designing, and references to past designs are ubiquitous in design discourse. Object references serve as indices into designers' stocks of design concepts, in which memories for concrete embodiments and exemplars are tightly bound to solution principles. Thinking and talking by reference to past designs serves as a way to reduce the overwhelming complexity of complex design tasks by enabling designers to use parsimonious mental representations to which details can be added as needed. However object references can be ambiguous, and import more of the past design than is intended or may be desirable. en
dc.description.sponsorship EPSRC en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Key Centre for Design Computing and Cognition, University of Sydney en
dc.subject engineering design en
dc.subject design communication en
dc.subject design cognition en
dc.subject adaptation en
dc.subject analogy en
dc.subject complexity en
dc.title References to past designs. en
dc.type Conference en
dc.peerreviewed Yes en


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