Title: A knowledge-based system for enhancing conceptual design

Authors: Feda Salah, Hassan Abdalla

Addresses: Faculty of Art and Design, Interior Design Department, Philadelphia University, Jordan. ' Design and Innovation, College of Arts and Design, UOS, P.O. Box: 27272, UAE

Abstract: This paper presents a knowledge-based system to enhance creative conceptual design. Market globalisation and technology advances require fast adaptation to customer needs by being creative and competent. Current practices in design constituted the basis for the developed Creative Design Tools (CDTs) system architecture. The developed system provides users with and integrated and flexible creative design environment to enhance their creative conceptual thinking. Such design environment requires the integration of many components namely: design process, creative tools and design knowledge within a highly collaborative interactive human-computer interface. The CDT system was implemented as a web application, which was integrated with various creative methods.

Keywords: creative design; creative tools; design thinking; creative systems; collaborative design; knowledge-based systems; KBS; conceptual design; design process.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.2011.038548

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 2011 Vol.40 No.1/2, pp.23 - 36

Published online: 10 Feb 2011 *

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