by Tom Mens (Editor), Serge Demeyer (Editor)
Springer; 1 edition (February 2008)
Design Research Now: Essays and Selected Projects
Design is becoming a recognised academic discipline, and design research is the driving force behind this transformation. Design Research Now Essays and Selected Projects charts the field of design research with introductory essays and selected research projects. The authors of the essays, all leading international design scholars, stake out positions on the most important issues of design research. They locate the significance of design research at the interface with technological development, describe what makes it a necessary ingredient of the continued development of the design disciplines, and assign it a seminal role in the relevant developments of society.
The essays are supplemented by the presentation of recently completed research projects from universities in the Netherlands, the UK and Italy.
Software patterns are a highly effective means of improving the quality of software engineering, system design, and development, and communication among the people building them. Patterns capture the best practices of software design, making them available to all software engineers.
This new LNCS Transactions subline aims to publish papers on patterns and pattern languages as applied to software design, development, and use, throughout all phases of the software life cycle, from requirements and design to implementation, maintenance and evolution. The primary topics of this journal are patterns, pattern collections, and pattern languages themselves, however the LNCS Transactions on Pattern Languages of Programming will also include reviews, survey articles, criticism of patterns and pattern languages, as well as other research on patterns and pattern languages.
In addition to presenting and discussing patterns, this LNCS Transactions aims to present material that is validated -- crucial to the application and advancement of both industry and research. In this spirit, the LNCS Transactions on Pattern Languages of Programming focuses on publications that present patterns, research results and industrial studies that are verifiable. Every paper included here has been reviewed by both patterns experts and domain experts, including researchers and practitioners.
Chapter 1. The Laws of Architecture from a Physicist's Perspective
Chapter 2. A Scientific Basis for Creating Architectural Forms
Chapter 3. Hierarchical Cooperation in Architecture: the Mathematical Necessity for Ornament
Chapter 4. The Sensory Value of Ornament
Chapter 5. Life and Complexity in Architecture From a Thermodynamic Analogy
Chapter 6. Architecture, Patterns, and Mathematics
Chapter 7. Pavements as Embodiments of Meaning for a Fractal Mind
Chapter 8. Modularity and the Number of Design Choices
Chapter 9. Geometrical Fundamentalism
Chapter 10. Darwinian Processes and Memes in Architecture: A Memetic Theory of Modernism
Chapter 11. Two Languages for Architecture
Chapter 12. Architectural Memes in a Universe of Information