An `AI in Design' View of Design



The focus of AI in Design studies is often on how and when the domain knowledge is used, rather than what it is. There is a strong need for material that can be used to demonstrate and teach this distinction.

The Goals of the Paper

The goals of this paper are to introduce a selection from the AI in Design literature; to present a perspective of design based on that literature; and to provide a set of questions that can be used for pedagogical purposes to analyse and categorize computational research into design.

The Source of the Material

The source of the material summarized in this paper is a graduate seminar course in AI in Design that has been taught at WPI since 1989.

The Format of this Paper

This paper is built around a set of questions. The questions are intended to be used to enable any piece of AI in Design research to be clearly understood.

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