||Integrative knowledge-based design systems: a view
||The paper describes a recent project which objective was the redesign of GIMSEX-PERT, an existing architectural knowledge-based design system developed in 1987. Itscritical generative problems appeared to be the rigid structure and limited evaluationcriteria. The project's outcome is DESTOOLS, based on the "object-oriented-methodology", inspired by the traditional trial-and-error approach. It includes a set of interchangeable design methods that can be applied interactively by any desired sequence,producing or transforming a GIMS Building System object. Such "moderately-loose" sys-tem structure offers flexibility in use, avoids pitfalls of knowledge-based design systemswith rigid structure, and is applicable in design research, education and practice.
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Petrovic I (1991).
Integrative knowledge-based design systems: a view. Wagter H, Spoonamore J (ed.); The computer integrated future. CIB Seminar, 16-17 September, 1991. Eindhoven University of Technology, Calibre, The Netherlands (ISSN: 2706-6568),