Over the last decade research into design processes utilizing ideas and models drawn from artificial intelligence has resulted in a better understanding of design -- particularly routine design -- as a process. Indeed, most of the current research activity directly or indirectly deals only with routine design. Not surprisingly, many practicing designers state that the level of understanding represented by these models is only of mild interest because they fail to embody any ideas about creativity.

This volume provides a set of chapters in the areas of modeling creativity and knowledge-based creative design that examines the potential role and form of computer-aided design which supports creativity. It aims to define the state-of-the-art of computational creativity in design as well as to identify research directions. Published at a time when the field of computational creativity in design is still immature, it should influence the directions of growth and assist the field in reaching maturity.

chapter 1|6 pages


ByJohn S. Gero, Mary Lou Maher

part 1|102 pages


chapter 3|18 pages

A Computational View of Design Creativity

ByWilliam J. Mitchell

chapter 4|47 pages

Emergent Value in Creative Products

Some Implications for Creative Processes
BySally McLaughlin

chapter 5|18 pages

A Neuropsychologically-Based Approach to Creativity

ByTapio Takala

part 2|124 pages

Knowledge-Based Models of Creative Design

chapter 6|28 pages

Creativity in Design Using a Design Prototype Approach

ByMichael A. Rosenman, John S. Gero

chapter 7|37 pages

Creativity and Design as Exploration

ByBrian Logan, Tim Smithers

chapter 8|33 pages

A Connectionist View of Creative Design Reasoning

ByRichard D. Coyne, Sidney Newton, Fay Sudweeks

chapter 9|22 pages

A Genetic Approach to Creative Design

ByRobert F. Woodbury

part 3|119 pages

Computer Supported Creative Design

chapter 10|23 pages

Creativity Enhancing Design Environments

ByGerhard Fischer

chapter 11|13 pages

Knowledge-Based Systems for Creativity

ByErnest Edmonds

chapter 12|21 pages

Inducing Optimally Directed Non-Routine Designs

ByJonathan Cagan, Alice M. Agogino

chapter 13|33 pages

Computer Supported Creative Design

A Pragmatic Approach
ByRobert F. Coyne, Eswaran Subrahmanian

chapter 14|23 pages

Dynamic Associations for Creative Engineering Design

ByMary Lou Maher, Fang Zhao