Formal system for the expression of target-oriented design heuristics

Jeremy Bonvoisin, Tom Buchert, Rainer Stark

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In design, it is generally neither possible to list all solutions to a given problem nor to prove whether a solution is optimal. In this context, guidance can be provided to designers in the form of heuristics, i.e. solutions validated by practice which have proven to lead towards satisfactory solutions but which are not guaranteed to be optimal or perfect. This article contributes to the development of supportive design tools by providing a first formal system for the expression of target-oriented design heuristics and their collection in consistent sets.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication15th International Design Conference, DESIGN 2018
EditorsNenad Bojcetic, Neven Pavkovic, Dorian Marjanovic, Mario Storga, Stanko Skec
PublisherDesign Society
Pages45 - 56
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9789537738594
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventInternational conference on DESIGN 2018 - Dubrovnik, Croatia
Duration: 21 May 201824 May 2018


ConferenceInternational conference on DESIGN 2018
Abbreviated titleDESIGN
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  • Design for x (DfX)
  • Design guidelines
  • Design heuristics
  • Design knowledge
  • Design principles

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Software
  • Modelling and Simulation


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