Proceedings of the 18th National Conference on the Beginning Design Student
Architecture -- Research, Design -- Study and teaching
In speaking to The Enigma of the First Assignment. the premise of this paper is explained with a studio in which a design project is addressed through sets of rules. Rules fall into three categories: for program, for site, and for assembly. These rules were left open-ended and they provided the first footholds for a student to get to work designing and not ponder the much larger problem of design itself.
Saft, Corey, "Spatial Themes in a Three Week Project" (2002). Proceedings of the 18th National Conference on the Beginning Design Student. 34.