An exercise in plausibility-driven design

@article{Hooton1988AnEI,
  title={An exercise in plausibility-driven design},
  author={Alan R. Hooton and Ulises Ag{\"u}ero and Subrata Dasgupta},
  journal={Computer},
  year={1988},
  volume={21},
  pages={21-31}
}
The authors describe an evolutionary model of the computer design process and introduce the concept of plausibility of a design, which depends on the history of the design, where history refers to the recorded sequences of design decisions and the cause-effect relationships between design decisions, and the nature of the evidence used by the designer to justify design decisions and/or establish the fact that a design feature satisfies a particular set of requirements. The approach was used to… CONTINUE READING