The role of artificial intelligence as `text' within design

Rodgers, Paul and Huxor, Avon (1998) The role of artificial intelligence as `text' within design. Design studies, 19 (2). pp. 143-160. ISSN 0142-694X

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0142-694X(97)00032-X

Abstract

The paper describes a new approach to artificial intelligence (AI) and its role in design. This approach argues that AI can be seen as `text', or in other words as a medium for the communication of design knowledge and information between designers. This paper will apply these ideas to reinterpreting an existing knowledge-based system (KBS) design tool, that is, CADET—a product design evaluation tool. The paper will discuss the authorial issues, amongst others, involved in the development of AI and KBS design tools by adopting this new approach. Consequently, the designers' rights and responsibilities will be better understood as the knowledge medium, through its concern with authorship, returns control to users rather than attributing the system with agent status.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: artificial intelligence, expert systems, authored text, product design
Subjects: W200 Design studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > School of Design > Design
Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > School of Design > Design
Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > School of Design > Design
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2014 11:45
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:18
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/15128

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