A Computational Aid for Problem Formulation in Early Conceptual Design

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dc.contributor.author MacLellan, C en
dc.contributor.author Langley, Patrick en
dc.contributor.author Shah, J en
dc.contributor.author Dinar, M en
dc.date.accessioned 2015-07-16T05:32:27Z en
dc.date.issued 2013 en
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering, 2013, 13 (3), pp. 031005-1 - 031005-10 en
dc.identifier.issn 1530-9827 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/26278 en
dc.description.abstract Conceptual design is a high-level cognitive activity that draws upon distinctive human mental abilities. An early and fundamental part of the design process is problem formulation, in which designers determine the structure of the problem space they will later search. Although many tools have been developed to aid the later stages of design, few tools exist that aid designers in the early stages. In this paper, we describe Problem Formulator, an interactive environment that focuses on this stage of the design process. This tool has representations and operations that let designers create, visualize, explore, and reflect on their formulations. Although this process remains entirely under the user’s control, these capabilities make the system well positioned to aid the early stages of conceptual design. en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering en
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dc.title A Computational Aid for Problem Formulation in Early Conceptual Design en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1115/1.4024714 en
pubs.issue 3 en
pubs.begin-page 031005-1 en
pubs.volume 13 en
pubs.author-url http://www.isle.org/~langley/papers/design.jcise13.pdf en
pubs.end-page 031005-10 en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 456894 en
dc.identifier.eissn 1944-7078 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2014-09-23 en


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