Design Theory and Computer Science by Subrata DasguptaDesign Theory and Computer Science by Subrata Dasgupta

Design Theory and Computer Science

bySubrata Dasgupta

Paperback | August 6, 2009

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The author examines logic and methodology of design from the perspective of computer science. Computers provide the context for this examination both by discussion of the design process for hardware and software systems and by consideration of the role of computers in design in general. The central question posed by the author is whether or not we can construct a theory of design.
Title:Design Theory and Computer ScienceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:452 pages, 9.61 × 6.69 × 0.91 inPublished:August 6, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521118158

ISBN - 13:9780521118156


Table of Contents

Preface; Part I. The Architectonics of Design: 1. The inadequacy of definitions; 2. Design as the initiation of change; 3. The nature of design problems; 4. The form of design solutions; 5. The evolutionary structure of design processes; Part II. Design Paradigms: 6. The concept of a design paradigm; 7. The analysis-synthesis-evaluation paradigm; 8. Formal design; 9. Plausibility driven design; 10. Computer aided design I: the algorithmic approach; 11. Computer aided design II: harnessing knowledge, search and heuristics.

Editorial Reviews

"...marvelously written, full of easy to follow examples, often worked out in great detail, with clear statements of the author's conclusions...draws from a broad knowledge of the literature, and might serve as a starting point for anybody interested in the challenges of the intellectual triangle of design, mathematics, and science...never in danger of becoming shallow...for anyone in computer science and in software who also wants to know about alternatives to his or her cherished mode of design without expecting recipes, this book is highly recommended." Frieder Nake, Languages of Design