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Biologically inspired design: process and products
Biologically inspired engineering design uses analogies to biological systems to develop solutions for engineering problems. We conducted a study of biologically inspired design in the context of anExpand
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Design, Analogy, and Creativity
Analogical reasoning appears to play a key role in creative design. In briefly reviewing recent research on analogy-based creative design, this article first examines characterizations of creativeExpand
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Structure, behavior, and function of complex systems: The structure, behavior, and function modeling language
Teleological modeling is fundamental to understanding and explaining many complex systems, especially engineered systems. Research on engineering design and problem solving has developed severalExpand
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Integration of case-based reasoning and model-based reasoning for adaptive design problem-solving
In the case-based approach to design, a novel problem is solved by adapting a design known to solve a related problem. Adapting a known design to solve a related problem by the commonly used methodsExpand
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Functional representation as design rationale
The functional representation (FR) framework, which captures the causal component of a design rationale (DR), is described. FR encodes the designer's account of the causal processes in the deviceExpand
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DANE: Fostering Creativity in and through Biologically Inspired Design
In this paper, we present an initial attempt at systemizing knowledge of biological systems from an engineering perspective. In particular, we describe an interactive knowledge-based designExpand
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A content account of creative analogies in biologically inspired design
The growing movement of biologically inspired design is driven in part by the need for sustainable development and in part by the recognition that nature could be a source of innovation. BiologicallyExpand
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Functional Representation of Designs and Redesign Problem Solving
The in fo rmat ion processing task of redesign and i ts subtasks of diagnosis and repair are an­ alyzed. Various kinds of knowledge required for redesign problem solving are ident i f ied, and aExpand
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Use of design patterns in analogy-based design
Design patterns specify generic relations among abstract design elements. We hypothesize that design patterns are productive units of analogical transfer in design. We describe a normative theory ofExpand
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Cognitive, collaborative, conceptual and creative - Four characteristics of the next generation of knowledge-based CAD systems: A study in biologically inspired design
We envision that the next generation of knowledge-based CAD systems will be characterized by four features: they will be based on cognitive accounts of design, and they will support collaborativeExpand
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