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The design research pyramid: a three layer framework

Wang, Wenjuan and Duffy, Alexander (2007) The design research pyramid: a three layer framework. In: 16th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 07), 2007-08-28 - 2007-08-31, Paris, France.

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    Abstract

    To support knowledge-based design development, considerable research has been conducted from various perspectives at different levels. The research on knowledge-based design support systems, generic design artefact and design process modelling, and the inherent quality of design knowledge itself are some examples of these perspectives. The structure underneath the research is not a disparate one but ordered. This paper provides an overview of some ontologies of design knowledge and a layered research framework of knowledge-based engineering design support. Three layers of research are clarified in this pattern: knowledge ontology, design knowledge model, and application. Specifically, the paper highlights ontologies of design knowledge by giving a set of classifications of design knowledge from different points of view. Within the discussion of design knowledge content ontology, two topologies, i.e., teleology and evolutionary, are identified.

    Item type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    ID code: 40065
    Keywords: research framework, knowledge-based design, design knowledge, Engineering design
    Subjects: Technology > Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > Engineering design
    Department: Faculty of Engineering > Design, Manufacture and Engineering Management
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      Depositing user: Pure Administrator
      Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2012 11:44
      Last modified: 04 Oct 2012 18:08
      URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/40065

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