Synopses & Reviews
Designing is one of the most significant of human acts. Surprisingly, given that designing has been occurring for many millenia, our understanding of the processes of designing is remarkably limited. Recently, design methods have been formalised not as humano-centred processes but as processes capable of computer implementation with the goal of augmenting human designers. This volume contains contributions which cover design methods based on evolutionary systems, generative processes, evaluation methods and analysis methods. It presents the state of the art in formal design methods for computer aided design.
Table of Contents
Evolutionary methods in design. Generative and search methods in design. Performance evaluation methods in design. Formal support methods in design. Design process methods. Closing discussion.