Context modeling : extending the parametric object model with design context
Author(s)Mburu, Fred Andrew (Fred Andrew Kimemia), 1971-
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.
William L. Porter and Takehiko Nagakura.
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Context can be described as the totality of ideas, situations and information that (a) related to, (b) provide the origins for, and (c) influence our response, perspective or judgment of a thing. Design always takes place in a context. However, current Computer Aided Architectural Design (CAAD) systems don't have a way to represent design knowledge associated with context. This thesis presents a computational model, called Context Modeling System (CMS), in which design context is modeled. Using this model, designers can define and prioritize design context. A prototype, based on CMS and rule-based systems in the field of Artificial Intelligence, is also presented.
Thesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Architecture, 2001.Includes bibliographical references (p. 57, 59).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Architecture
Massachusetts Institute of Technology