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_id ddss2004_ra-293
id ddss2004_ra-293
authors Chang, T.-W.
year 2004
title Supporting Design Learning with Design Puzzles
source Van Leeuwen, J.P. and H.J.P. Timmermans (eds.) Recent Advances in Design & Decision Support Systems in Architecture and Urban Planning, Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, ISBN: 1-4020-2408-8, p. 293-307
summary The design process is a puzzle-solving process. Two groups of researches that share many similarities with Puzzle-solving design process are the process of game-playing and playful learning. The main argument is using the “playing” characteristics to amplify and explore the learning process, furthermore the design process. In addition, puzzles imply playful exploration that utilizes the characteristics of “playing a game” as “solving a puzzle”. Puzzle making and puzzle solving provides an incremental exploration mechanism that is more intuitive for design learning. For understanding and realizing puzzles in design learning, this research is divided into two stages of researches—manual design puzzles and interactive design puzzles. By analysing the outcome from manual design puzzles, this research proposes a framework called (interactive) “design puzzles”. The conceptual and implementation framework of this view of design is elaborated in this paper as well as a particular design puzzle called puzzle collage is described as the realization of design puzzles.
keywords Design Puzzles, Design Collage, Puzzle-Making, Andragogy, Game Play
series DDSS
last changed 2004/07/03 20:13

_id 2004_248
id 2004_248
authors Chang, Teng-Wen and Woodbury, Robert F.
year 2004
title GEOMETRY IN HIGHLY STRUCTURED DESIGN SPACES
source Architecture in the Network Society [22nd eCAADe Conference Proceedings / ISBN 0-9541183-2-4] Copenhagen (Denmark) 15-18 September 2004, pp. 248-254
summary The Australian branch of the SEED project created a new formalism for design spaces in which the fundamental structuring operator is information specificity, formally characterised as subsumption. Here design space navigation is composed as combinations of the primitive operators of resolution, unification, anti-unification, search, query and hysterical undo. The structures needed to support such a view are highly constrained in a mathematical sense and it is in these constraints that the problems for representation of geometry arise. The research challenge is to add the formal design space exploration constraints into an existing geometric representation scheme or alternatively to discover a new scheme in which the constraints are realized. Based on Typed Feature Structures (TFS), Geometric Typed Feature Structures (GTFS) are a representation scheme and method for performing the basic design space exploration operations on geometric objects. The crucial insight behind extending TFS to geometry is to discover useful algebraic structures of geometric objects affording the mathematics required of TFS. In this paper we describe Geometric Typed Feature Structures through one example of form: IOPSet. Our method of exposition is both mathematical and graphical: for each structure we will demonstrate both how it meets the necessary formal conditions as well as the sorts of form-sculpting operations it enables. An architectural example: insulated enclosure is used as a demonstration of subsumption operations over IOPSet. One alternative description of insulated enclosure using GTFS is also shown in the paper.
keywords Geometric Typed Feature Structures, SEED, Design Space Explorer, Geometric Design Information
series eCAADe
type normal paper
email tengwen@arch.nctu.edu.tw
last changed 2005/10/27 11:57

_id sigradi2004_089
id sigradi2004_089
authors Charles C Vincent
year 2004
title Projeto arquitetônico e computação gráfica: processos, métodos e ensino [Architectural Design and Computer Graphics: Processes, Methods and Education]
source SIGraDi 2004 - [Proceedings of the 8th Iberoamerican Congress of Digital Graphics] Porte Alegre - Brasil 10-12 november 2004
summary The architectural design processes lectured at an architectural school are brought into a new level when computer graphics tools are thought as "aids to architectural design". The experience described in this paper is one where computer graphics tools are used as such "design aids", and put to work as soon as .conceptual design. takes place.
keywords BIM, Methodology
series SIGRADI
email cvin@arquitetos.com
last changed 2016/03/10 08:48

_id ddss2008-33
id ddss2008-33
authors Charlton, James A.; Bob Giddings and Margaret Horne
year 2008
title A survey of computer software for the urban designprocess
source H.J.P. Timmermans, B. de Vries (eds.) 2008, Design & Decision Support Systems in Architecture and Urban Planning, ISBN 978-90-6814-173-3, University of Technology Eindhoven, published on CD
summary Urban design is concerned with the shape, the surface and the physical arrangement of all kinds of urban elements, the basic components that make up the built environment, at the level of buildings, spaces and human activities. It is also concerned with the non-visual aspects of the environment, such as noise, wind and temperature and humidity. The city square is a particular urban element which can take many forms and its geometrical relationships such as maximum dimensions, ratio of width to length and building height to length have been analysed for centuries (Alberti 1475), (Vitruvius 1550), (Sitte 1889), (Corbett 2004). Within the current urban design process there are increasing examples of three dimensional computer representations which allow the user to experience a visual sense of the geometry of city squares in an urban landscape. Computer-aided design and Virtual Reality technologies have recently contributed to this visual assessment, but there have been limited attempts at 3D computer representations which allow the user to experience a greater sense of the urban space. This paper will describe a survey of computer tools which could support a more holistic approach to urban design and which could be used to simulate a number of urban texture and urban quality aspects. It will provide a systematic overview of currently available software that could support the simulation of building density, height, colour and style as well as conditions relating to noise, shading, heat, natural and artificial light. It will describe a methodology for the selection and filtering of appropriate computer applications and offer an initial evaluation of these tools for the analysis and representation of the three-dimensional geometry, urban texture and urban quality of city centre spaces. The paper is structured to include an introduction to the design criteria relating to city centre spaces which underpins this research. Next the systematic review of computer software will be described, and selected tools will undergo initial evaluation. Finally conclusions will be drawn and areas for future research identified.
keywords Urban design, Software identification, 3D modelling, Pedestrian modelling, Wind modelling, Noise mapping, Thermal comfort, VR Engine
series DDSS
last changed 2008/09/01 15:06

_id 2004_387
id 2004_387
authors Cheng, Nancy
year 2004
title Stroke Sequence in Digital Sketching
source Architecture in the Network Society [22nd eCAADe Conference Proceedings / ISBN 0-9541183-2-4] Copenhagen (Denmark) 15-18 September 2004, pp. 387-393
summary This paper explains how to use animated drawings created with a commercial portable pen to understand and teach design process. By recording and replaying pen strokes, the Logitech Io digital pen allows us to examine the drawing process. We have been using the pen to collect expert drawings, analyse the techniques and then teach drawing strategies. The software’s animation timeline engages viewers by giving narrative sequence to a drawing, revealing sub-steps of the design or drawing process for interactive examination and discussion. The timeline allows viewers to pull apart layers of information, revealing initial strokes of complicated drawings, separating overlaid corrections and facilitating stroke counting for protocol analysis. In the classroom, students can see a variety of expert drawing techniques, use the pen in class and then immediately compare animated versions of their own efforts and expert examples. The ease of collecting new examples makes it possible to widen the range of examples to unconventional techniques.
keywords Drawing, Design Process And Media, Digital Design Tools, Teaching
series eCAADe
type normal paper
email nywc@uoregon.edu
last changed 2007/10/22 05:00

_id 310caadria2004
id 310caadria2004
authors Chi Hsiang Lin, Yu Lin Hsu
year 2004
title The Influence of Digital Architecture on Virtual Furniture Design
source CAADRIA 2004 [Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia / ISBN 89-7141-648-3] Seoul Korea 28-30 April 2004, pp. 493-504
summary This exploration attempts to address a new concept, a condition in which digital architecture has started to have a significant impact on the ways in which we live and design. Working practices, social interaction and many other facets of contemporary life have been radically changed. As a time when architecture is becoming digital through the use of computers in the design process and the architecture has became digital through an increasing application of three-dimensional simulated environments to understand and navigate digital information in space. The digital and architecture are being invisibly integrated in a process that is not even apparent to most architects. It makes us aware of the many opportunities that exist between these two design approaches. Instead of trying to validate conventional design thinking in a different realm, the strategy should be to infiltrate design with other media and disciplines to produce a new crossbreed profession. Through an exploration of outstanding digital architecture the detail of generative form, sculptural and curvaceous form, and zoomorphic form, which will have a significant impact on virtual furniture design, can be discovered.
series CAADRIA
email ddes5168@yahoo.com.tw
last changed 2004/05/20 17:39

_id 301caadria2004
id 301caadria2004
authors Chia-Yu Wang, Teng-Wen Chang
year 2004
title Information Sharing for Small Design Studios - Ubiquitous Information Flow Approaches
source CAADRIA 2004 [Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia / ISBN 89-7141-648-3] Seoul Korea 28-30 April 2004, pp. 391-404
summary While balancing the feasibility of management as well as design quality, design offices with strong focus on design are getting smaller and more compact. Mobility and dynamic information flow are two key issues for information sharing in design studio. In this research, we discussions about these concepts of ubiquitous computing, workflow and information model on small design studio. The goal of this research is trying to use available digital equipments as a ubiquitous device for sharing information dynamically no matter where and when they are. Use such digital equipments as well as server to store information and improve human interaction to achieve better interaction between human and technology. For these issues, we analyze three components of our system—the types of information, the interactive behaviors using roles as a metaphor, and ubiquitous devices that are available for small design studio. Within this research, we propose a system call Ubiquitous Information Flow Tool (UIFO) based on Java and Web technology for testing and reifying the concepts of ubiquitous information flow.
series CAADRIA
email g9134708@yuntech.edu.tw
last changed 2004/05/20 17:39

_id 204caadria2004
id 204caadria2004
authors Chieh-Jen Lin, Mao-Lin Chiu
year 2004
title Design Knowledge Discovery in Cases - The Machine View Vs. the Human View
source CAADRIA 2004 [Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia / ISBN 89-7141-648-3] Seoul Korea 28-30 April 2004, pp. 265-274
summary In the previous study, we had applied the data mining techniques and ontology methodology to develop a keyword-based schema to extract and represent the implicit information within a case library, Case Base for Architecture (CBA). To improve the ability of our keyword-based schema on extracting and representing design knowledge within cases, we proceeded some experiments to understand the design’s mental behaviors in extracting knowledge from cases. Through protocol analysis, we attempted to establish a knowledge discovery model of extracting design knowledge from cases, and to propose methods to apply this model to improve our keyword-based schema. Through collecting adjective keywords to restructure our design dictionary, we attempt to make our system more sensitive to design knowledge, and more sensitive to user’s intensions by extending the ontology of our keyword list.
series CAADRIA
email jackyljz@seed.net.tw
last changed 2004/05/20 16:46

_id 2004_050
id 2004_050
authors Chiu, Mao-Lin
year 2004
title Curious Agents in Virtual Exhibitive Environments Simulative Human-Computer Interaction
source Architecture in the Network Society [22nd eCAADe Conference Proceedings / ISBN 0-9541183-2-4] Copenhagen (Denmark) 15-18 September 2004, pp. 50-57
summary The creation of virtual environments is becoming the alternative for spatial design, while what can be expanded from the real environment is often questioned. This paper proposes the agent interface based on curiosity to create human computer interaction in virtual exhibitive environments. From a social and behavioral point of view, this research explores the use of places as metaphors and simulative human-computer interactions in virtual environments by reactive agents and proactive curious agents based on situation detection. The process is demonstrated by a museum exhibition project. Both the physical and the virtual environment are built, and studied the human behaviors and experiences from their presence at both environments. Agent interfaces are adopted in the virtual environment to enhance people-to-people and people-to-place interactions. The development process, the observation, the interface agent, and discussion based on the findings are presented.
keywords Virtual Environment; Digital Design; Agent; Curiosity; Interfaces
series eCAADe
email mc2p@mail.ncku.edu.tw
last changed 2004/09/18 06:45

_id 410caadria2004
id 410caadria2004
authors Chiung-Hui Chen, Hui-Tin Lin, Mao-Lin Chiu
year 2004
title A Scenario-Based Agent System for Digital City Interaction
source CAADRIA 2004 [Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia / ISBN 89-7141-648-3] Seoul Korea 28-30 April 2004, pp. 693-706
summary Urban design involves coordination and communication for collecting consensus among citizens and developing the design strategy and spatial program. While these are web-based systems for representing the real world actions, there is lack of human interaction for receiving feedbacks during the process. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to introduce the agents into the participatory design process (PDP) based on scenarios. This paper has developed a webbased system prototype to demonstrate how the agent can interact with users and how the interface facilitates incremental design. We present a participatory design project in an old street to illustrate how the Scenario-Based Agent System (SBAS) model functions in a real application. Meanwhile, four issues will be discussed in regarding with building a learning interaction agent as an actor.
series CAADRIA
email 7451616@ms94.url.com.tw
last changed 2004/05/20 17:41

_id disschoo
id disschoo
authors Choo, Seung Yeon
year 2004
title STUDY ON COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN SUPPORT OF TRADITIONAL ARCHITECTURAL THEORIES
source Technische Universität München
summary The research presented in this thesis describes a computer-aided design support of traditional architectural theories. Traditional architectural theories in western architecture have been considered as a basis for answering the fundamental questions of architecture: proportion, symmetry, colour, harmony and so on. In particular, the aesthetic aspect of these theories has been one of many important architectural aspects, and which is concerned with the field of architecture in determining the beauty of architectural form. The most significant role of the traditional theories in architecture is to maintain unity, to avoid chaos and then to achieve harmony in a design, using some specific design principles. However, current technology-guided constructions tend to neglect often the importance of these theories due to the standardization of building elements, due to mechanically-prepared construction and the reducing completion costs, etc. Thus, this research proposes a design support system as a design assistant that gives an intelligent advice on architectural design, using analytical design- and ordering- principles of traditional theories for the optimization of the architectural design from the aesthetic perspective. To evaluate the aesthetic quality of an architectural design, this system is implemented in the AutoCAD environment, using the AutoLISP. It is applied so as to explain and develop aesthetic qualities of a design. Designs proposed by this system include optimum designs, which are based on the traditional architectural theories, and new ones which can be in future connected to information models. To do this, the definition of information about building elements is accomplished by using the neutral format EXPRESS and EXPRESS-G for such application systems. The results of the application system are presented, such as the easily generating and quickly conceptualising of an object model, the checking of the aesthetic value of the design during the various design phases, the helping to find direction during rational searching for a solution. The user can easily appreciate the usefulness of the proposed system as a set of tools for searching for rational architectural aesthetics and formal solutions at different design-stages. It is to be hoped that a new "traditional" fundamental of architecture, such as the proposed system, incorporating CAAD systems, will find its place among new technological methods in the AEC industry and so help to bridge the gap between the value of traditional architecture and CAAD systems.
keywords Aesthetics, Design Theory, Order Principle, Product Model, IFC, AutoCAD/AutoLISP
series thesis:PhD
type normal paper
email skkaa2000@yahoo.de
more http://tumb1.biblio.tu-muenchen.de/publ/diss/ar/2004/choo.html
last changed 2004/05/23 05:05

_id 316caadria2004
id 316caadria2004
authors Chor-Kheng Lim
year 2004
title A Revolution of the Design Process
source CAADRIA 2004 [Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia / ISBN 89-7141-648-3] Seoul Korea 28-30 April 2004, pp. 571-583
summary Along with the development of computer technologies and CAD/CAM, digital tools are increasingly adapted in architectural design. Developed thus far, functions of digital tools are no long limited to two-dimensional drafting or final presentation; they have become tools that can assist design thinking. Because of the involvement of digital tools, the design process has been greatly affected; or, one may say that digital tools liberated the confines of forms and structuring of architectures. This research aims to explore the procedures in the design process using digital tools. In the conclusion, we found that in an attempt to abridge the gap between design ideas and actual implementation, the designer used the digital reality simulation function very frequently to assist in decision making, and in order to process more complex and freer forms, the designer relied on the 3D design environment to carry out his thinking process and amendments. In addition, the digital design process is mainly conducted through the methods of 1, 3D modeling, 2, Simulation, 3, Generation, and 4, Fabrication. The steps and methods in the digital design process are obviously different from the traditional ones, which focus mainly on mass-production of 2D drawings; therefore, it is certain that the new tools will change the outcome of the designs.
series CAADRIA
email kheng@arch.nctu.edu.tw
last changed 2004/05/20 17:39

_id sigradi2004_317
id sigradi2004_317
authors Christina Araujo Paim Cardoso
year 2004
title Formas arquitetônicas em ambiente computacional [Architectural Forms in a Computational Environment]
source SIGraDi 2004 - [Proceedings of the 8th Iberoamerican Congress of Digital Graphics] Porte Alegre - Brasil 10-12 november 2004
summary This article presents a proposal of analysis of the architectural formal production accomplished in computing environment, putting emphasis on the most recent experimental production found in specialized publications. This analysis shows how the introduction of the computing tools may interfere with the design process, mainly when it is the production of complex forms, non-conventional. Thus, besides the recent architectural production of several offices and / or architecture companies of international renown, architectural experiences which have been developed by architects since the introduction of the CAD systems in there production are also presented Next, it presents the possibilities of the three-dimensional modeling, by making an analysis of the current possibilities, the geometric and the procedural ones, putting enphasis on the modeling of splines, NURBS and metaballs, which proved to be appropriate for the architectural production of complex forms.
keywords CAD technology, design, three-dimensional modeling
series SIGRADI
email crispaim@ufba.br
last changed 2016/03/10 08:49

_id 512caadria2004
id 512caadria2004
authors Chyi-Gang Kuo, Hsuan-Cheng Lin, Yang-Ting Shen, Tay-Sheng Jeng
year 2004
title Mobile Augmented Reality for Spatial Information Exploration
source CAADRIA 2004 [Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia / ISBN 89-7141-648-3] Seoul Korea 28-30 April 2004, pp. 891-900
summary In this paper, we present an augmented reality system that integrates real and virtual worlds for outdoor sustainable education in campus. We develop a mobile spatially-aware computational device as a visualization aid to students learning outdoors. We apply the mobile augmented reality technology to a newly constructed ecological garden in our campus. Users can virtually see the underlying water cycling system outdoors and map the virtual objects to physical reality through embodied interaction with the computational device. The objective is to make invisible information visible to users to extend interactions with our “living” environment. Keywords : Augmented Reality, Mixed Reality, Mobil Computing, Information Exploration.
series CAADRIA
email chyigang@mail.ksut.edu.tw
last changed 2004/05/20 17:43

_id sigradi2004_407
id sigradi2004_407
authors Clarissa Ribeiro; Anja Pratschke
year 2004
title Transdisciplinaridade - complexidade - arquitetura [Transdisciplinarity - Complexity - Architecture]
source SIGraDi 2004 - [Proceedings of the 8th Iberoamerican Congress of Digital Graphics] Porte Alegre - Brasil 10-12 november 2004
summary This paper integrates the investigations developed by the authors at Nomads.USP, where we proposes amplify the understanding circa the possible interfaces between the complex thought and the contemporary design process of concrete, hybrid, symbiotic and virtual spaces, through the reading and critical analyses of complex thought principles, over the trandisciplinary methodology. The goal of this project stage is to study alternatives to the conventional design process in architecture, searching possible inter-relations, and complementation, among diverse disciplines, by a transdisciplinary approach of the design process, permeated by the new Information and Communication Technologies [ICT]. Starting from these parameters we search contemporary design processes . developed and applied at the most diverse disciplines . that, by some manner, dialogue with this thought. Inside this context, two processes, defining as Software Engineering Paradigms, deserve special attention: Spiral model and Chaos model.
keywords Complex thought; contemporary design process; transdisciplinarity; software engineering paradigms
series SIGRADI
email complexus@complexus.com.br, anjaprat@sc.usp.br
last changed 2016/03/10 08:49

_id sigradi2004_129
id sigradi2004_129
authors Clarissa Ribeiro; Anja Pratschke; Azael Camargo
year 2004
title [on]_ambiente para uma comunidade virtual ["[on]_ambiente" for a Virtual Community]
source SIGraDi 2004 - [Proceedings of the 8th Iberoamerican Congress of Digital Graphics] Porte Alegre - Brasil 10-12 november 2004
summary Inside of a public politics project . Comunidades Online . that considers the construction of a virtual community as intervention in a concrete community, the article considers some initial parameters capable to guide the design of a virtual environment of dialogue and interaction for this on-line community. The objective of this article is to trace the main lines that will direct the design process this environment in a boarding with approaches to the architecture, placing on questions to the space where this dialogue happens. The work develops from the discussions circa the concept of community; of interfaces examples that illustrate different ways to give quality support to the dialogue between users, and one more consistent representation of .I., as well as expression of the identity in the virtual environment; and of an alternative presentation for technological basement, the semantic web.
keywords Community; virtual communities; semantic web; virtual environment design
series SIGRADI
email complexus@complexus.com.br, anjaprat@sc.usp.br, azaelrca@sc.usp.br
last changed 2016/03/10 08:49

_id acadia04_150
id acadia04_150
authors Clarke, Cory
year 2004
title The Siren's Call
source Fabrication: Examining the Digital Practice of Architecture [Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture and the 2004 Conference of the AIA Technology in Architectural Practice Knowledge Community / ISBN 0-9696665-2-7] Cambridge (Ontario) 8-14 November, 2004, 150-161
summary This paper presents an account of our research and development of processes providing seamless transition from design to fabrication. The narrative of our design, development, and prototyping experi¬ments spans seven years, including our current project, the Trusset software/structural system. Trusset is a combined building system and agent-based software design tool. The building system is based on a differential space-truss designed for fabrication entirely with computer numerically controlled (CNC) linear cutting devices, such as laser cut¬ters or three-axis mills. The software component is a set of agent-based design tools for developing surfaces and envelopes formally suitable to be built using the space-truss structure. Developed in parallel, the soft¬ware and building components combine within the Trusset system to provide a seamless pipeline from design to fabrication and assembly. The story of the development of software components and structural system, leading to the Trusset, act as a means of discussing the larger issues framing the research: the potential pitfalls and benefits of design and fabrication integration via the computer.
keywords Fabrication, Space-truss, Structure
series ACADIA
email cory@arch.columbia.edu
last changed 2010/05/16 07:09

_id avocaad_2003_03
id avocaad_2003_03
authors Dag Boutsen
year 2003
title AN INCLUSIVE ‘WORK-METHOD’ AND A SPECIFIC SEARCH FOR FULLY SUPPORTED SOLUTIONS THROUGH SUBJECTORIENTED DESIGN (INSTEAD OF OBJECT-ORIENTED)!
source LOCAL VALUES in a NETWORKED DESIGN WORLD - ADDED VALUE OF COMPUTER AIDED ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN, Stellingwerff, Martijn and Verbeke, Johan (Eds.), (2004) DUP Science - Delft University Press, ISBN 90-407-2507-1.
summary This paper talks about the hardness of CAAD.And it talks about the necessity to develop ‘soft’ CAAD.A lot of architectural adventures are stopped in the beginning or the middle of the road. Because of decisions far away from the designers or the clients. These decisions break in against some aspects of the design. Small details often kill a whole design-process.Does architectural design only belong to architects and planners ?To a “Me, myself and I”-world ? For the last 10 years, we have gained a lot of experience of designing architectural landscapes in a specific way. We design in such a way that developing projects can change or evolve strongly within themselves without losing their typical spirit. Change because of external and non-predictable events, change because of unexpected or changing circumstances, change because of the participation of new intervening people….New housing projects in Apeldoorn and Dordrecht,Rehabilitation projects in Gennevilliers (Paris) and Hellersdorf (Berlin), …Schools and hospitals in Amsterdam, …Each time very local aspects are incorporated in the different design-spirits.The networks are similar because of specific design-methods.This paper wants to explain something about this process-spirit.
keywords Architecture, Local values, Globalisation, Computer Aided Architectural Design
series AVOCAAD
type normal paper
email dag.boutsen@archb.sintlucas.wenk.be
last changed 2006/01/16 20:38

_id 2004_286
id 2004_286
authors Datta, Sambit
year 2004
title A Representational Construct for Sharing Knowledge in Design Exploration
source Architecture in the Network Society [22nd eCAADe Conference Proceedings / ISBN 0-9541183-2-4] Copenhagen (Denmark) 15-18 September 2004, pp. 286-291
summary Exploration with formal design systems comprise iterative processes for specifying problems, finding plausible and alternative solutions, judging the validity of solutions relative to problems and reformulating problems and solutions. These processes are knowledge intensive, collaborative and multidisciplinary in nature. Recent research efforts propose representational frameworks that allow for modeling of knowledge capture, knowledge sharing and knowledge reuse during designing. However, design remains a human enterprise: to be scalable and usable in design practice, formal symbolic representations need to be embedded within a broader framework of agent (human and computational) interaction. This paper argues that, for sharing and reusing knowledge between agents in design exploration, it is necessary to build an intermediary representational structure that bridges specialist interactions with exploration knowledge (the domain) and the symbol structures that represent them (the symbol substrate). The paper identifies the requirements of such an intermediary representation for the sharing of knowledge between design agents. These requirements are addressed through the development of a shared interaction construct, the feature node.
keywords Exploration, Design Knowledge, Interaction Model, Mixed-Initiative
series eCAADe
last changed 2004/09/18 06:45

_id acadia04_244
id acadia04_244
authors Daubmann, Karl
year 2004
title Teaching Digital Fabrication through Design
source Fabrication: Examining the Digital Practice of Architecture [Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture and the 2004 Conference of the AIA Technology in Architectural Practice Knowledge Community / ISBN 0-9696665-2-7] Cambridge (Ontario) 8-14 November, 2004, 244-255
summary This paper explains the development of a digital fabrication graduate seminar that has evolved over four semesters. The class attempts to teach at various levels between ‘how to’ considerations of learning hardware and software, while exploring a deeper understanding of the technological implications on design and digital fabrication. At the heart of the course is the belief that the limitations of hardware, software, and materials can be viewed as opportunities during the making of any artifact. A number of teaching models have been employed over the four semesters that include short, abstract, directed mini-projects, which teach one skill to the opposite extreme that develops longer, open-ended research / design projects focused on a technology or technique. The products of the class are used to compare the benefits and deficiencies of various pedagogies. The work is also used to further define the desires of the course related to strategies for materials and making.
keywords Digital fabrication, design research, craft
series ACADIA
email kmdaub@umich.edu
last changed 2010/05/16 07:09

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