An `AI in Design' View of Design
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Type of Application

What kinds of applications does the system target?

Discussion. Many design systems construct designs by using knowledge about the problem domain and a set of heuristics about how to combine this knowledge to solve various (sub)problems. Other systems generate new designs by adapting previous designs to the new specifications. Finally, a small category of systems are capable of acquiring new knowledge or of learning new methods to generate designs. It is possible for design systems to incorporate more than one of these targets. For example, some design systems learn new ways of reasoning while developing designs.

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