A Case-Based Design Support Method Incorporated with Designer's Intention Recognition

In creative design processes, the designer may intentionally generate a result which is satisfactory for his/her intention. Accordingly, if a computer system reveals the designer s intention, and then provides the related information, that might make the design process more efficient. We will propose a framework and an architecture to support intentional design processes, incorporating a case-based intention recognition method with a case-based method to support the design process. A CBR method has possibilities to avoid to prepare fixed and detailed knowledge sources, to output flexible and various information, and to extend knowledge sources step by step. We will also present a prototypical system (YAAD) for electric facilities layout design based on the proposed framework.
Computer-Aided Design of User Interfaces I, Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Computer-Aided Design of User Interfaces (CADUI'1996), June 5-7, 1996, Namur, Belgium
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