Expert systems and the emergence of teledesign

Crabbe, A., 2001. Expert systems and the emergence of teledesign. Design Studies, 22 (6), pp. 543-555. ISSN 0142-694X

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This paper considers the extent to which the amateur use of expert systems for home design challenges traditional views of the design process. The issues are examined in the context of competing definitions of design. The emergence of a design process characterised as ‘teledesign’ is then considered, wherein retailers provide a CAD/CAM service to consumers, allowing the latter to use expert systems to modify template designs and get products fabricated to their own specifications. Such a system may be seen to empower consumers as designers, rather than just selectors of products, and would differ considerably from established paradigms of design, manufacture and consumption, such as that given by Baudrillard.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Design Studies
Creators: Crabbe, A.
Publisher: Elsevier
Place of Publication: Oxford
Date: 2001
Volume: 22
Number: 6
ISSN: 0142-694X
Rights: © 2001 Elsevier
Divisions: Schools > School of Art and Design
Record created by: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:11
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2016 09:08

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