Equations aren't enough : informal modeling in design
journal contributionposted on 01.01.1994, 00:00 by Eswaran Subrahmanian, Carnegie Mellon University.Engineering Design Research Center.
Abstract: "Arguing that design is a social process, we expand the meaning of modeling and analysis to include all activities facilitating continual refinement and criticism of the design requirements, process and solutions. We do not assume any a priori methods for modeling or analysis; rather, we provide a framework and an approach to study designers and give them whatever modeling and analysis capabilities they choose. Our approach is the basis for a support tool, n-dim, currently under development."