Design reuse research: a computational perspective

Alex H.B. Duffy, Joanne S. Smith, Sandra M. Duffy

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This paper gives an overview of some computer based systems that focus on supporting engineering design reuse. Design reuse is considered here to reflect the utilisation of any knowledge gained from a design activity and not just past designs of artefacts. A design reuse process model, containing three main processes and six knowledge components, is used as a basis to identify the main areas of contribution from the systems. From this it can be concluded that while reuse libraries and design by reuse has received most attention, design for reuse, domain exploration and five of the other knowledge components lack research effort.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jun 1998
EventEngineering Design Conference on Design Reuse - London, UK
Duration: 23 Jun 199825 Jun 1998


ConferenceEngineering Design Conference on Design Reuse
CityLondon, UK


  • design reuse
  • design engineering
  • engineering design

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