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// Table Of Contents //

  • Part I: Models of Designing 
    • Chapter 1: The Design Question
    • Chapter 2: How Engineers Think of Design–The Rational Model
    • Chapter 3: What’s Wrong with This Model?
    • Chapter 4: Requirements, Sin, and Contracts
    • Chapter 5: What Are Better Design Process Models?
  • Part II: Collaboration and Telecollaboration 
    • Chapter 6: Collaboration in Design
    • Chapter 7: Telecollaboration
  • Part III: Design Perspectives 
    • Chapter 8: Rationalism versus Empiricism in Design
    • Chapter 9: User Models–Better Wrong than Vague
    • Chapter 10: Inches, Ounces, Bits, Dollars–The Budgeted Resource
    • Chapter 11: Constraints Are Friends
    • Chapter 12: Esthetics and Style in Technical Design
    • Chapter 13: Exemplars in Design
    • Chapter 14: How Expert Designers Go Wrong
    • Chapter 15: The Divorce of Design
    • Chapter 16: Representing Designs’ Trajectories and Rationales
  • Part IV: A Computer Scientist’s Dream System for Designing Houses 
    • Chapter 17: A Computer Scientist’s Dream System for Designing Houses–Mind to Machine
    • Chapter 18: A Computer Scientist’s Dream System for Designing Houses–Machine to Mind
  • Part V: Great Designers 
    • Chapter 19: Great Designs Come from Great Designers
    • Chapter 20: Where Do Great Designers Come From?
  • Part VI: Trips through Design Spaces: Case Studies 
    • Chapter 21: Case Study: Beach House “View/360”
    • Chapter 22: Case Study: House Wing Addition
    • Chapter 23: Case Study: Kitchen Remodeling
    • Chapter 24: Case Study: System/360 Architecture
    • Chapter 25: Case Study: IBM Operating System/360
    • Chapter 26: Case Study: Book Design of Computer Architecture: Concepts and Evolution
    • Chapter 27: Case Study: A Joint Computer Center Organization: Triangle Universities Computation Center
    • Chapter 28: Recommended Reading

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