A coherent description of the process of design

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A description of the creative design process is given based on Empiricism and using the theory of sets on conceptual and subconscious representations of the human mind.
Definitions that are more precise are given of a number of common concepts such as association, synthesis, culture, creation, art, and others. Doing so, a corresponding number of philosophical problems are solved, and the description becomes a coherent theory.
The author has shown that it is possible to make a computer program for conceptual modelling based on the theory presented, and the principles of a CAD system including the program and supporting the creative process of the designer is described.
Original languageEnglish
JournalDesign Studies
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)393-410
Publication statusPublished - 1992


  • Design Process
  • Computer Aided Design
  • Conceptual Modelling

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