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Interval-Based Methods

The use of intervals can lead to new ways of identifying and evaluating design concepts.

Consider intervals, as defined in [HW90]. It makes sense to use (something like) intervals to describe design concepts because concepts are vague. If concepts are defined with intervals:

  • How does this impact the use of weighted decision matrixes to evaluate concepts?
  • How can concepts with overlapping intervals lead to new concepts through re-combination?
  • How might affordances be accommodated in this?

See Also


[HW90]. Walid Habib and Allen C. Ward. 1990. Proving the Labeled Interval Calculus for Inferences on Catalogs. In Design Theory and Methodology (ed. James R. Rinderle and David G. Ullman); ASME, New York. pages 63-68.
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