Assisting design by analogy

  • YEAR
    2006
  • AUTHORS
    Gero, John S
    Saunders, Rob
  • CATEGORIES
    2006 Conference Papers
    Digital Architecture

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ABSTRACT: This paper describes research into situated analogy-making and its application to digital
design assistants. It is claimed that computational design support systems that provide designers with
conceptually distant but contextually appropriate information can assist in designers with the synthesis
of creative designs. This claim is supported by an example application of situated analogy-making to
architectural design, adapting a solarium using analogy. The potential advantages of analogical design
assistants are discussed independently of implementation and a number of possible directions and
challenges for future work in design by computational analogy are presented.

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