In this paper we propose a model of how to carry out functional reasoning. The model is based on the domain theory, and it links the stepwise determination of the artefact´s characteristics during the design process to different ways of carrying out functional reasoning found in the literature. The model proposes of a set of the mental objects and a number of ways to carry out functional reasoning available to the engineering designer. The result of the research presented in this paper is the building of a hypothesis "in the form of a model" with explanatory power.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of Engineering Design Conference 2002|
|Publisher||Professional Engineering Publishing Limited|
|Publication status||Published - 2002|
|Event||Engineering Design Conference 2002 - London, United Kingdom|
Duration: 9 Jul 2002 → 11 Jul 2002
|Conference||Engineering Design Conference 2002|
|Period||09/07/2002 → 11/07/2002|