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dc.contributor.authorEckert, Claudia
dc.contributor.authorStacey, Martin
dc.contributor.authorEarl, Christopher
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-16T12:14:35Z
dc.date.available2010-02-16T12:14:35Z
dc.date.issued2005
dc.identifier.citationEckert, 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.isbn978-1864877434
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2086/3436
dc.description.abstractDesigning 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.sponsorshipEPSRCen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherKey Centre for Design Computing and Cognition, University of Sydneyen
dc.subjectengineering designen
dc.subjectdesign communicationen
dc.subjectdesign cognitionen
dc.subjectadaptationen
dc.subjectanalogyen
dc.subjectcomplexityen
dc.titleReferences to past designs.en
dc.typeConferenceen
dc.peerreviewedYesen


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