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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
Design, Analogy, and Creativity
This article focuses on three theories instantiated in operational computer programs: Syn, DSSUA (Design Support System Using Analogy) and Ideal, and sketches the core issues, themes and directions in building such theories. Expand
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
Structure, behavior, and function of complex systems: The structure, behavior, and function modeling language
The SBF language captures the expressive power of the earlier programs and provides a basis for interactive construction of SBF models, and an interactive model construction tool called SBFAuthor is described. Expand
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
Cognitive, collaborative, conceptual and creative - Four characteristics of the next generation of knowledge-based CAD systems: A study in biologically inspired design
DANE illustrates how cognitive studies of design can inform the development of CAD systems for collaborative, conceptual, and creative design, help assess their use in practice, and provide new insights into human interaction with knowledge-based CAD systems. Expand
Use of design patterns in analogy-based design
A normative theory of analogy-based design called model-based analogy (or MBA) that transfers design patterns from source cases to target problems is described and how the IDeAL system instantiates and evaluates the MBA theory is described. Expand
Functional Representation of Designs and Redesign Problem Solving
The use of function-structure models for the redesign task is explored, specifically, to investigate the use of the functional representation scheme Sembugamoor thy and Chandrasekaran, 1986 which models the relat ionship between the structure of a device, the behaviors tha t arise f rom i t , and the teleology of the device as a whole. Expand
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
A content account of creative analogies in biologically inspired design
This paper presents an intricate episode of biologically inspired engineering design that unfolded over an extended period of time and analyzes the observations in terms of why, what, how, and when questions of analogy to contribute toward a content theory of creative analogies in the context of biologicallyinspired design. Expand