Constructive interpretation in design thinking

Kelly, Nick and Gero, John (2009) Constructive interpretation in design thinking. In: 27th Conference of the Association for Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe (eCAADe 2009): Computation: The New Realm of Architectural Design, 16-19 Sep 2009, Istanbul, Turkey.


This paper presents a framework for modeling the way that designers interpret their world during design activity. Designers interpret the world through their expectations. Expectations are derived from situation. Agents form concepts in situations and use concepts in situations. A model of concept formation based upon a geometric representation of conceptual space is described. In the model, expectations are constructed from memory within a situation. In nnterpretation, the world is made to look like expectations. Some preliminary explorations with an implementation are described.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to published version in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Proceedings: CumInCAD is a cumulative index of publications about computer aided architectural design.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Australian Digital Futures Institute
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2014 06:10
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2014 03:13
Uncontrolled Keywords: constructive memory; interpretation; situatedness; conceptual spaces
Fields of Research : 12 Built Environment and Design > 1203 Design Practice and Management > 120307 Visual Communication Design (incl. Graphic Design)
12 Built Environment and Design > 1204 Engineering Design > 120499 Engineering Design not elsewhere classified
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0801 Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing > 080110 Simulation and Modelling
12 Built Environment and Design > 1203 Design Practice and Management > 120304 Digital and Interaction Design
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design

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