Accession Number:

ADA277620

Title:

Assessing Design Activity in Complex CMOS Circuit Design

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.1 May 1991-31 Dec 1993

Corporate Author:

VANDERBILT UNIV NASHVILLE TN LEARNING TECHNOLOGY CENTER

Report Date:

1994-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

43.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Operations Research
  • Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE