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On Abduction in Design

Kroll, Ehud and Koskela, Lauri (2015) On Abduction in Design. In: Design Computing and Cognition '14. DCC 2014 (V). Springer, London, UK, pp. 327-344. ISBN 978-3-319-14955-4

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The mechanism of design reasoning from function to form is addressed by examining the possibility of explaining it as abduction. We propose a new interpretation to some definitions of innovative abduction, to show first that the concept, idea, as the basis for solution must be present in the inference, and second, that the reasoning from function to form is best modeled as a two-step inference, both of the innovative abduction pattern. This double-abductive reasoning is shown also to be the main form of reasoning in the empirically-derived “parameter analysis” method of conceptual design. Finally, the introduction of abduction into design theory is critically assessed, and in so doing, topics for future research are suggested.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Schools: School of Art, Design and Architecture
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Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2015 13:36
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 17:59


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