Increasing change and complexity in the task environment impedes the ability of designers to explore and develop designs. We hypothesize that by focusing on the management of interactions that realize a design, rather than on the specification of the design itself, the capacity of designers to deal with change and complexity can be increased. Our exploratory research aims at a parametric modeling application that aids designers in managing the interactions of parts that realize a design. We describe the system design, report on its current state of implementation, and present an initial evaluation.
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