Overview of the Initiatives on the Development of Designer's Toolkits

DS 30: Proceedings of DESIGN 2002, the 7th International Design Conference, Dubrovnik

Year: 2002
Editor: Marjanovic D.
Author: Vroom, R. W.; van Haarlem, L. F.; Ootes, F. P. A.
Section: Design information systems & knowledge management
Page(s): 443-448


We investigated the initiatives on the development of designer’s toolkits by a literature search. To categorize the tools for the different design phases we use a design model. Also an historical overview is given. The main difficulties described in the literature are discussed. Also three initiatives to develop a complete toolkit are presented. We conclude that the first phases of the design process would benefit from a tool which guides the designer in the retrieval of required information and helps to structure data generated in these phases.

Keywords: workbenches, conceptual design, design support tools, toolkits


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