Grammars in Design

Grammar based design systems have the potential to both automate the design process and allow greater exploration of design alternatives. Grammars are production systems that generate designs according to a specific set of user defined rules (the grammar). A well-defined grammar will generate a set of designs which adhere to a specific set of user defined constraints. This can give the designer the potential to evaluate a large number of alternative designs without laborious work. This set of designs generally includes many that might have been overlooked by the designer working without the aid of a grammar, thus paving the way for possible innovative designs.

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Design grammar bibliography

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