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Sketches of thought

Author: Vinod Goel
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 1995.
Series: Bradford book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Although the cognitive computational conception of the world requires thought processes to be precise and unambiguous, this text argues that vague and amorphous symbol systems, such as sketching,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Vinod Goel
ISBN: 0262071630 9780262071635
OCLC Number: 476476426
Description: xv, 279 s. : illustrations.
Contents: Part 1 The computational theory of mind: metatheoretical underpinnings; from mental representations to computation; entailments of the computational theory of mind. Part 2 Lessons from design problem solving: a framework for studying design; cognitive processes involved in design problem solving; a cognitive science analysis of designers' representations; Goodman's analysis of symbol systems; virtues of non-notational symbol systems; the role of sketching in design problem solving. Part 3 Implications, directions and conclusions: implications for the computational theory of mind. Appendices: methodological details of study 1 - structure of design problem spaces; methodological details of study 2 - the role of sketching in design problem solving.
Series Title: Bradford book.
Responsibility: Vinod Goel.

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