EXTENDING THE C-K DESIGN THEORY TO PROVIDE THEORETICAL BACKGROUND FOR PERSONAL DESIGN ASSISTANTS
We show that to operationalise the C-K design theory in the form of a computational tool, a third space, the environment space E, must be introduced. We propose such a version, the C/K/E theory by using notions from situated cognition. Extending the C-K theory by including E allows its operationalisation in the form of (computational) situated design agents. These tools can be used for design aiding as personal design assistants. Beside powerful features like learning, creativity and adaptation, such personal design assistants would have solid theoretical background based on C/K/E design theory and situated cognition.