Invited by Roger Williams University, Oregon State University, and California State University Northridge

Roger Williams University Lecture Series
January 26, 2006, at 5:30pm
Roger Williams University
Bristol, Rhode Island

The University of Oregon Invited Lecture
February 2, 2006, at 7:00pm
Oregon State University
Corvallis, Oregon

CSUN Special Invited Lectures
February 8, 2006, at 7:00pm
California State University Northridge
Northridge, California

Official Event Poster

Coneptor & Formalization

Abstract: Many designers spend many hours and effort while thinking about a design concept. This study is about formulating a methodology for the design concept to eliminate unnecessary stress and to plan a design concept more

The Network models of Connectionism have been growing continuously; there are about 30 models existing today, and they are studied by many disciplines. Utilizing a basic Multilayer Perceptron model, the study found that concept development is possible to utilize Multilayer Perceptron methodology. The pilot study reconfirmed the possibilities, and the final study initiated the usage of Multilayer Perceptron methodology. By utilizing the most important Feedback Network model that is used by many disciplines, ‘Word Perception Model’ of McClelland and Rumelhart, to find a model of the design concept methodology by Multilayer Perceptron, the study proved that such methodology is efficient and easy to plan a design concept by defining values of a given design problem and planning the types of Cause & Effect relationships for connecting Hidden Nodes and Layers.


Conceptor Model