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Synthesis and theory of knowledge: general design theory as a theory of knowledge, and its implication to design

  • Yoram Reich
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Abstract

Design knowledge is the driver of successful product synthesis. General design theory (GDT) models design knowledge as a topology and proves theorems about design. We review the theory, its limitations, and discuss how GDT, in spite of its unrealistic assumptions, can still provide insight about building computer-aided design systems.

Keywords

Design Solution Extensional Representation Design Knowledge Real Design Real Knowledge 
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