Technology DesignDesign of semiconductor chips was semi-automated as early as the mid-1970s. Semiconductors can have billions of components and automation of design is the only way the work can be completed. In theory, software architecture and design can also be automated or semi-automated. For example, design patterns could be automatically applied to a problem space by an artificial intelligence that could go on to discover patterns of its own.
Visual DesignDesign areas such as web design and graphic design could be automated or semi-automated. For example, software could use millions of templates as a base with automatic customization using business parameters such as brand colors. In theory, artificial intelligence could evolve to the point that it could simulate creativity by learning from millions of artworks and designs.
Infrastructure DesignDesigns of infrastructure such as networks is often semi-automated with modeling and simulation tools that generate designs. Such designs may be large and repetitious items that lend themselves to automation. For example, a design for a telecom network can include configuration details for millions of devices and connections.
|Overview: Design Automation|
The automatic completion of design work by software