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Computer support for concept engineering design: Enabling interaction with design knowledge

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2 Author(s)
Edmonds, Ernest A. ; LUTCHI Research Centre Department of Computer Studies Loughborough University, Loughborough, LE11 3TU UK ; Candy, Linda

This paper addresses the question of how to support the designer with appropriate knowledge during conceptual design. It begins with a discussion of knowledge-based support for design and is followed by a scenario account of the use of a Knowledge Support System. A system is described that demonstrates interaction with different forms of knowledge in concept vehicle design. It supports the creation of new designs by way of a solution generation and evaluation process that relies upon co-operation between the designer and the knowledge system. The results of user evaluation gave rise to a current research agenda which addresses the requirements of a multi-user platform for a design knowledge support environment for collaborative team work.

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Systems Engineering and Electronics, Journal of  (Volume:7 ,  Issue: 2 )

Date of Publication:

June 1996

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