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Do, E. Y. & Gross, M. D. (2001). Thinking with diagrams in architectural design. Artificial Intelligence Review. 15 135--149.

  author = 	 {Do, Ellen Yi-Luen and Gross, Mark D.},
  title = 	 {Thinking with diagrams in architectural design},
  journal = 	 {Artificial Intelligence Review},
  year = 	 {2001},
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  OPTvolume = 	 {15},
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  OPTpages = 	 {135--149},
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  OPTannote = 	 {SYSTEM: Electronic cocktail napkin}

Author of the summary: Jim Davies, 2003, jim@jimdavies.org

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Diagrams are distinguished from sketches, in that diagrams use a vocabulary of symbols and sketches. In architecture, a sketch is more literally about what is visible. Diagrams can represente sight lines, motion patterns, etc. [136] Sketches are about spatial form.

"A diagram is made up of symbols and is about concepts. It is abstract and propositional: its elements and spatial relations can be expressed as a set of statements."

The abstractness of a diagram is part of what makes it important. The imprecise quality helps the architect keep in mind "its abstract intention."

This paper sketches out how the electronic cocktail napkin program should be constrained with a list of constraints.

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