Representing Designed Artifacts: The Languages of Engineering Design

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Engineering (HMC)

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Design knowledge incorporates information about designed objects and their attributes, as well as about other aspects of the design process. Such information about designed artifacts and any associated design concepts can be represented in several different forms or languages. This paper describes the languages of design, emphasizing particularly the representation of designed objects. Inasmuch as some of these design languages derive from computational styles, and since all are used to develop computational models of design, these languages form a useful backdrop for understanding and furthering the role of computers in engineering design.

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