An `AI in Design' View of Design
System Architecture


What are the interfaces supporting the interaction of the system with the external world?

Discussion. The interfaces determine the exchange of knowledge between the system and the environment. The ease of use of the system is highly dependent on the quality of the user interface. This interface is responsible for the input of the problem specifications, for the dialogue during the design process and for the delivery of the results. The system may also rely on receiving information from other systems, such as databases, or specialized knowledge bases. Part of the information needed during the design process may be received from systems designed to perform auxiliary tasks. The design system in turn can act as an information provider for other systems.

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