An `AI in Design' View of Design

System Architecture

Design systems are themselves artifacts, developed with different functionalities in mind. As in any other design field, developers have assembled functional modules into design systems that have various structures (i.e., architectures). The architecture used strongly affects how, and how well, a system works. As more sophisticated development tools (e.g., compilers, expert system shells, etc.) and components (e.g., libraries, graphics packages) become available, system architectures tend to be increasingly complex and more dimensions are needed for their description.

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