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Desperado: three-in-one indexing for innovative design

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Publication date1999
Number of pages10
<mark>Original language</mark>English


ConferenceInteract - Seventh IFIP Conference on Human-Computer Interaction
Period1/01/00 → …


Despite the potential offered by reuse of information from previous projects in ongoing design workfor greater cost-effectiveness and innovation, it is beset by problems, which are not resolved by existing design documentation approaches. We describe Desperado, an indexing system that adopts a novel approach to supporting design reuse. Desperado offers three concurrent facilities — component encoding, rationale capture and guided retrieval — within a single environment. Each facility is supported by a system-initiated search of an objectoriented database of previous design episodes.