Accession Number:

ADA172345

Title:

Designer: A Knowledge-Based Graphic Design Assistant.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA UNIV SAN DIEGO LA JOLLA INST FOR COGNITIVE SCIENCE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

36.0

Abstract:

Designer is an interactive tool for assisting with the design of two-dimensional graphic interfaces for instructional systems. Graphic domain knowledge, stored in a frame-based representational facility, is coupled to a domain independent mechanism which analyzes and critiques the users original design, and then synthesizes design alternatives. These alternative solutions are generated within a design context, or style, and are based upon graphic constraints. The underlying motivation is to improve the quality of the interfaces by making them more consistent and visually more effective. Designer is a tool to aid users of Steamers Graphics Editor. Steamer is a computer-based training system to aid instruction in the domain of propulsion engineering. It is used to help students develop an understanding of the complex domain of steam propulsion. The system consists of a color graphics interface to a mathematical simulation.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE