|Design descriptions: conceptual and computational challenges||
A challenge for design, especially in the context of new product development processes for complex products and systems, lies in managing and exploiting multiple design descriptions.
There are many types of description including visual, verbal, linguistic, graphical, structural, hierarchical and ontological.
How they are best related to each other, if at all, both conceptually and computationally, is an open question in both literature and practice.
Relationships can include connections between descriptions, embedding one description in another, how descriptions are transformed,
and relationships between design descriptions and processes. The goal of this workshop is to explore state-of-the-art thinking, computational methods and practices in design description.
The following questions will be explored.
The workshop builds on a white paper (http://doi.org/10.5518/wp/1) that resulted from an international research
collaboration meeting in November 2014 on design shape and structure.
The workshop builds on a white paper (http://doi.org/10.5518/wp/1) that resulted from an international research collaboration meeting in November 2014 on design shape and structure.
Abstracts of research presentations and demonstrations that include at least one of the following are invited: (i) demonstration of examples and cases of using/applying links between descriptions in design; (ii) candidate benchmark examples that encompass key characteristics of problems they highlight and benefits of proposed or potential approaches.
¼ hour Introduction 2 hours Up to 6 x 10 minute presentations followed by 10 minutes discussion focussed on presentation 1 hour Group discussion ... focussed on future opportunities and workshop goals ¼ hour Wrap up
Attendees at the workshop need to register either as an addition to the DCC'16 conference registration at a cost of $30, or if not registered for the conference at a cost of $60. Please go the DCC16 conference homepage and then to Registration to register.