Assessing Design Activity in Complex CMOS Circuit Design
Technical rept.1 May 1991-31 Dec 1993
VANDERBILT UNIV NASHVILLE TN LEARNING TECHNOLOGY CENTER
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This chapter characterizes human problem solving in digital circuit design. We analyze protocols of designers with varying degrees of training, identifying problem solving strategies used by these designers, discuss activity patterns that differentiate designers, and propose these as a tentative basis for assessing expertise in digital design. Throughout, we argue that a comprehensive model of human design should integrate a variety of strategies, which heretofore have been proposed as individually sufficient models of human design problem solving. We close by describing an automated tool for design and its assessment. Assessment, Expertise, Design.
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