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_id caadria2009_092
id caadria2009_092
authors Liu, Chun-Hung; Chang-Franw Lee
year 2009
title The Design of a Mobile Navigation System Based on QR Codes for Historic Buildings
source Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia / Yunlin (Taiwan) 22-25 April 2009, pp. 103-112
summary Due to the rapid development of mobile and compact electronic devices such as PDAs and smart phones, designers and developers now have to consider user mobility and the dynamic context of use in the design of interactive systems. In this study, literatures associated with mobile navigation systems in museums and historic buildings are first reviewed in order to understand the features, advantages, and drawbacks of current mobile navigation technology. The feasibility of applying QR codes in the navigation of historic buildings is then discussed, and the mobile navigation principles mentioned in previous literatures are applied in our proposed system. A number of common problems are encountered in the navigation of local historic buildings or museums. Visitors (1) cannot understand what makes an exhibited item a work of art; (2) do not know where to start or how to get started; (3) feel rushed by guides during the guided tour; and (4) find that the audio guide is not clear enough. Managers of historic buildings or museums are generally concerned about (1) the high cost of constructing a mobile navigation environment; (2) possible damage to devices; and (3) the cost of device maintenance. This study attempts to solve the above issues by constructing an affordable digital navigation environment that enables users to clearly understand each exhibited item and its location.
keywords Mobile navigation; QR code; historic buildings
series CAADRIA
email chliu@kfut.edu.tw
last changed 2012/05/30 19:29

_id caadria2009_176
id caadria2009_176
authors Lowe, Russell
year 2009
title Computer Game Modding for Architecture
source Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia / Yunlin (Taiwan) 22-25 April 2009, pp. 163-172
summary This paper will describe the design and evolution of an open source Ruby plug-in for Google SketchUp that allows geometry with UVW mapping to be exported for integration within a popular first person computer game (UT2004 and UT3 by Epic games). It will illustrate the advantages of this simplified workflow by discussing the range of complex geometries, lighting, atmospherics and interactive opportunities arrived at by students at the University of New South Wales School of Architecture. The paper will use examples of work generated using this new workflow to critically reflect on previous efforts in the use of computer games technology for architectural representation. An argument is made that while the instability that characterized computer game modding in the recent past can be productively embodied by experienced designers in architectural design projects instability itself and the complexities it engenders does not facilitate computer game modding by less experienced designers. The formal complexity and richness of experience presented by less experienced student’s speaks to the advantages of using a simplified workflow while highlighting strengths and weaknesses in previous approaches.
keywords Computer, Game, Architecture, SketchUp, Ruby
series CAADRIA
email russell.lowe@unsw.edu.au
last changed 2012/05/30 19:29

_id sigradi2009_1129
id sigradi2009_1129
authors Matsubara, Juliana; Carlos V. Vaz; Gabriela Celani; Edison Fávero
year 2009
title The miniature city: the use of rapid prototyping techniques to make urban scale models.
source SIGraDi 2009 - Proceedings of the 13th Congress of the Iberoamerican Society of Digital Graphics, Sao Paulo, Brazil, November 16-18, 2009
summary The aim of the present paper is to describe a case study about the production of scale models of large urban areas with the use of digital prototyping techniques. Throughout the year 2008, the Laboratory for Automation and Prototyping in Architecture and Construction (LAPAC) was commissioned with the production of a scale model of the State University of Campinas´ campus. Laser-cutting and Selective Laser Sintering were used to produce the terrain and the buildings. The products that resulted from this research demonstrate that rapid prototyping processes are extremely helpful to produce scale models of large urban areas.
keywords Concept; scale model; process; digital prototyping
series SIGRADI
email juju.matsuri@gmail.com
last changed 2016/03/10 08:55

_id ijac20097407
id ijac20097407
authors Sass, Lawrence
year 2009
title Parametric Constructionist Kits: Physical Design and Delivery System for Rapid Prototyping Devices
source International Journal of Architectural Computing vol. 7 - no. 4, 623-642
summary In this paper we illustrate a design methodology based on constructionist learning principles with CAD modeling and rapid prototyping. The belief is that a constructionist approach to design development extends design possibilities beyond the visual aspects of rendering and animation to building construction by way of component-based parametric modeling. This is demonstrated by way of construction kits as a proposed system of physical design production, individually and in groups. Results of the system are data sets for model manufacturing, hand assembly and design feedback. The impact of this work is to teach physical modeling as a system of production that will allow a designer hands-on learning of building structure, material mechanics and building component behavior. Also design success is newly defined as a relationship between the visual and physical evaluation; not just the visual. The paper ends with examples of complex design models generated from elements in the construction kit and a physical design grammar used to guide element assembly. Although the examples in this paper satisfy model making for building structures we believe this system can be useful for anyone who needs to construct physical artifacts beyond traditional scales found in rapid prototyping.
series journal
last changed 2010/09/06 06:02

_id caadria2009_070
id caadria2009_070
authors Sharman, Michael P.; Sambit Datta
year 2009
title Gaussian Vault Geometry: Digital Design and Fabrication of Scaled Prototypes
source Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia / Yunlin (Taiwan) 22-25 April 2009, pp.267-276
summary This paper reports on three approaches to the translation of Gaussian surface models into scaled physical prototype models. Using the geometry of Eladio Dieste’s Gaussian Vaults, the paper reports on the aspects encountered in the process of digital to physical prototype fabrication. The primary focus of the paper is on exploring the design geometry, investigating methods for preparing the geometry for fabrication and constructing physical prototypes. Three different approaches in the translation from digital to physical models are investigated: rapid prototyping, two dimensional surface models in paper and structural component models using Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) fabrication. The three approaches identify a body of knowledge in the design and prototyping of Gaussian vaults. Finally the paper discusses the digital to fabrication translation processes with regards to the characteristics, benefits and limitations of the three approaches of prototyping the ruled surface geometry of Gaussian Vaults.
keywords Parametric Geometry: Digital Fabrication; Physical Prototyping; Gaussian Vault
series CAADRIA
email mpsha@deakin.edu.au
last changed 2012/05/30 19:29

_id cf2009_poster_31
id cf2009_poster_31
authors Tan, Beng-Kiang and Stephen Lim Tsung Yee
year 2009
title Place-Making In Online Virtual Envionment: The Case Of Second Life
source T. Tidafi and T. Dorta (eds) Joining Languages Cultures and Visions: CAADFutures 2009 CD-Rom
summary With Internet bandwidth becoming better and more affordable, coupled with rapid advancement in web technology, multiuser online 3D virtual environments have become a reality and increasingly popular. One such world, Second Life (launched in 2003), has 2.3 million “residents” living in their virtual platform as of January 2007. The residents “live”, work and play there. They also socialize in public spaces inside this virtual environment.
keywords Virtual world, virtual environment, second life, place
series CAAD Futures
type poster
last changed 2009/07/08 20:12

_id cf2009_000
id cf2009_000
authors Tidafi, Temy; Dorta, Tomás (eds.)
year 2009
title Joining languages, cultures and visions CAADFutures 2009
source Proceedings of the 13th International Conference [ISBN ] Montreal 17-19 June 2009, 902 p.
summary In a world where sustainability, ecology, collaboration and performance are common concerns, “joining” is a keyword, expressing the idea of an integration of knowledge, efforts and processes aimed at a better future. The CAADFutures 2009 conference thus intends to join professional and scientific reflections, with the notable input of new disciplines that are also concerned with digital design, such as industrial design and civil engineering. As a result, a vivid dialogue is established between different cultural approaches, computational methods and philosophical positions. The field of computer-aided design is faced with many challenges. CAADFutures 2009 addresses the search for new paradigms for sustainable design, the issues derived from the “digital thinking” embedded in current CAD systems as opposed to the needed “design thinking”, and many more pressing questions such as those of heritage, advanced geometry and parametric design, CAD education, virtual environments, interaction and new technologies, simulation, building performance, rapid prototyping, management, collaboration and ideation.
series CAAD Futures
type normal paper
email temy.tidafi@umontreal.ca
last changed 2010/01/14 06:09

_id ecaade2009_keynote2
id ecaade2009_keynote2
authors Whitehead, Hugh
year 2009
title Social Experiments in Design Technology
source Computation: The New Realm of Architectural Design [27th eCAADe Conference] Istanbul (Turkey) 16-19 September 2009
summary The delivery of a successful project demands high levels of collaboration across an expanded design team, which now includes consultants, fabricators and contractors as well as architects and engineers. The pace of development in design technology has been very rapid during the last few years and there are now many software products which offer high levels of sophistication. Most provide associative and parametric modelling strategies, which can be further enhanced and extended by the use of scripting languages. Designers are becoming tool-builders while fabricators are becoming digital craftsmen. With the advent of fast efficient drawing extraction the industry is at last making determined steps towards a model-driven process. However there is no integrated platform which supports the free exchange of ideas, combined with the evaluation of performance, experimentation with production techniques and the evolution of project-specific workflows. In education the design schools have been quick to recognise the potential of the new design technology. This has led to a rapid expansion in course curricula that now offer many new specialisations, most of which also need to be under-pinned by a good grounding in descriptive geometry, mathematics and physics. The architect as a generalist, who coordinates the work of specialists, is being challenged by an increasing breadth of technical studies that require more than just a superficial depth of understanding. In practice the gulf is widening even more rapidly. New graduates, who often have spectacular expertise in modelling and fluency in scripting languages, do not yet have the design and construction experience necessary to direct their efforts to best effect. On the other hand people running project teams do not have the technical background to understand the potential of the skills and resources that are available. Today there is no longer the continuity that used to derive from apprenticeship. As we experiment we find that tools based on new ideas and techniques can radically change workflow – but fear of the unknown can provoke resistance. So the problems we face in harnessing the new technology are as much social and cultural as they are technical. The presentation will focus on developing attitudes towards tool-building with the aim of integrating design, analysis and production. This is part of a continual and quite gradual process, which requires the ability to play interpretive roles that help to bring about cultural change. Examples will be shown from the work of the Specialist Modelling Group at Foster+Partners who now have tenyears experience in deploying design technology in an environment where research is intensely project driven.
series eCAADe
type keynote paper
last changed 2009/09/19 14:56

_id sigradi2009_968
id sigradi2009_968
authors Figueiredo, Bruno Acácio Ferreira; José P. Duarte
year 2009
title Making customized tree-like structures: Integrating algorithmic design with digital fabrication
source SIGraDi 2009 - Proceedings of the 13th Congress of the Iberoamerican Society of Digital Graphics, Sao Paulo, Brazil, November 16-18, 2009
summary The ultimate goal of this paper is to contribute for the discussion on the role of digital technologies in architecture, focusing on the convergence of generative design systems with digital fabrication processes for expanding design capabilities. It presents a generative design system of customized tree-like structures for supporting irregular roof surfaces, as an alternative to conventional architectural design processes. It discusses the introduction of an algorithmic and parametric approach to design problems as a methodology for promoting design experimentation and enabling the fabrication of complex design configurations.
keywords Generative Design System; Parametric Design; Digital Fabrication; CAD/CAM; AutoLISP
series SIGRADI
email bfigueiredo@arquitectura.uminho.pt
last changed 2016/03/10 08:51

_id sigradi2009_745
id sigradi2009_745
authors Logere, Romaine; Mathias Hank Haeusler
year 2009
title Transdiciplinary Research Strategies: Investigating the Transition of Peer2Peer Relational Systems from Digital to Real-time Environments
source SIGraDi 2009 - Proceedings of the 13th Congress of the Iberoamerican Society of Digital Graphics, Sao Paulo, Brazil, November 16-18, 2009
summary The paper presents research and a case study investigating a series of events developed around Peer2Peer relational systems. The events emerged as a response to the identified needs forwarded by a post-graduate research group and evolved into information networks that serve an expanded, transdisciplinary community. The paper begins by reviewing a discussion model which integrated Peer2Peer relational principals within the event framework as a means of expanding transdisciplinary research and practice through peer networks, and concludes by considering the opportunities Peer2Peer relational systems offer to progress future university networks.
keywords Peer2Peer research; social capital; relational systems; transdisciplinary; peer networks
series SIGRADI
email romaine.logare@rmit.edu.au
last changed 2016/03/10 08:55

_id cf2011_p110
id cf2011_p110
authors Mcmeel, Dermott
year 2011
title I think Therefore i-Phone: The influence of Pervasive Media on Collaboration and Multi-Disciplinary Group Work
source Computer Aided Architectural Design Futures 2011 [Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design Futures / ISBN 9782874561429] Liege (Belgium) 4-8 July 2011, pp. 69-84.
summary The study of value and its transfer during the multi-disciplinary process of design is stable fodder for research; an entire issue of Design Studies has been devoted to Values in the Design Process. By scrutinising design meetings Dantec (2009) and Ball (2009) separately examine the mechanisms of value transfer between the agents involved in design (clients, designers, engineers). Dantec suggests this is best understood in terms of requirement, values and narrative; Ball proposes it should be viewed as a combination of "analogical reasoning" and "environmental simulation". If we look at Vitruvius and his primary architectural manual (Pollio 1960) we find values‚Äîin the form of firmitas, utilitas and venustas‚Äîembedded in this early codification of architectural practice. However, as much current research is restricted to design practice what occurs when value frameworks move between domains of cultural activity (such as design to construction and vice-versa) is not privileged with a comparably sizable body of research. This paper is concerned with the ongoing usage of pervasive media and cellular phones within communications and value transfer across the disciplinary threshold of design and construction. Through participation in a building project we analyse the subtleties of interaction between analogue communication such as sketches and digitally sponsored communication such as e-mail and mobile phone usage. Analysing the communications between the designer and builder during construction suggests it is also a creative process and the distinctions between design and construction processes are complex and often blurred. This work provides an observational basis for understanding mobile computing as a dynamic ‚Äòtuning‚Äô device‚Äîas hypothesized by Richard Coyne (2010)‚Äîthat ameliorates the brittleness of communication between different disciplines. A follow up study deploys ‚Äòdigital fieldnotes‚Äô (dfn) a bespoke iPhone application designed to test further suppositions regarding the influence exerted upon group working by mobile computing. Within collaboration individual communiqu_©s have different levels of importance depending on the specific topic of discussion and the contributing participant. This project furthers the earlier study; expanding upon what mobile computing is and enabling us to infer how these emergent devices affect collaboration. Findings from these two investigations suggest that the synchronous and asynchronous clamour of analogue and digital tools that surround design and construction are not exclusively inefficiencies or disruptions to be expunged. Observational evidence suggests they may provide contingency and continue to have value attending to the relationship between static components‚Äîand the avoidance of failure‚Äîwithin a complex system such as design and construction.
keywords collaboration, design, mobile computing, digital media
series CAAD Futures
email d.mcmeel@auckland.ac.nz
last changed 2012/02/11 18:21

_id sigradi2009_854
id sigradi2009_854
authors Antoniazzi, Asdrubal; Airton Cattani; Jaqueline Viel Caberlon Pedoni
year 2009
title Procedimentos metodológicos para simulação computacional de ambientes históricos [Methodological procedures for computer simulation of historical surroundings]
source SIGraDi 2009 - Proceedings of the 13th Congress of the Iberoamerican Society of Digital Graphics, Sao Paulo, Brazil, November 16-18, 2009
summary This study aims to present a classification of methodological procedures for using computer programmes to simulate architectural historical heritage. Produced for a Master’s Degree dissertation in Architecture, the methodology was developed based on several analyses of applications, possibilities and restrictions, with the assistance of photogrammetric reconstruction and several computer-graphics programmes. The files generated enable production of animations recording the changes experienced by buildings at various historical periods. These procedures were applied to the simulation of several buildings around the Praça Dante Alighieri in the centre of Caxias do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul, demonstrating their appropriateness and effectiveness and also showing the potential of computer-simulation resources for the historical environment, both educationally and in appreciation of architectural heritage.
keywords Three-dimensional geometric modelling; Computer simulation; Digital reconstruction; Historical environment
series SIGRADI
email antoniazzi@colunata.com.br
last changed 2016/03/10 08:47

_id sigradi2009_864
id sigradi2009_864
authors Arruda, Anna Karla Trajano de; Arivaldo Leão de Amorim
year 2009
title Preservação e Gestão de Sítios Históricos: a contribuição do Heritage Information System [Preservation and Management of Cultural Heritage: the contribuition Heritage Information System]
source SIGraDi 2009 - Proceedings of the 13th Congress of the Iberoamerican Society of Digital Graphics, Sao Paulo, Brazil, November 16-18, 2009
summary The present article aims to discuss the application of the digital technologies in the preservation and management of cultural heritage development. The GIS is used by the international agencies heritage like UNESCO. The GIS applications that are largely applied in built cultural heritage are internationally known as Heritage Information System – HIS. In HIS, the space configuration of the historical sites is represented by a map or for a DTM, with the quantitative and qualitative attributes, 3D geometric models and hypermedia products. Their visualization are enriched by techniques of virtual reality and published in the web.
keywords Preservação e Gestão; Patrimônio Cultural; Documentação Arquitetônica; Geographic Information System; Banco de dados; Heritage Information System
series SIGRADI
email karlarruda@gmail.com
last changed 2016/03/10 08:47

_id cf2009_314
id cf2009_314
authors Boerner, Andrea; Maquil, Valérie
year 2009
title Enhancing synergies between computer science and urban disciplines: Semi-automated applications for tangible user interfaces, a case study
source T. Tidafi and T. Dorta (eds) Joining Languages, Cultures and Visions: CAADFutures 2009, PUM, 2009, pp. 314-327
summary This paper explores an interdisciplinary design approach for coupling semi-automated applications with tangible user interfaces. It describes communication methods based on parameters and diagrams, between computer scientists and urban, architectural professionals and the matching abilities to give meaning to the various parts and elements of the system. By means of the development of two rule based applications it exploits different degrees of automation and kinds of feedback possibilities and its impact on discourse and decision making. It discusses design methods for interactive urban planning applications, which integrate the different requirements and benefits from both disciplines.
keywords Tangible user interfaces, semi-automation, decision making, urban planning
series CAAD Futures
email andrea.boerner@uni-ak.ac.at
last changed 2009/06/08 18:53

_id cf2011_p157
id cf2011_p157
authors Boton, Conrad; Kubicki Sylvain, Halin Gilles
year 2011
title Understanding Pre-Construction Simulation Activities to Adapt Visualization in 4D CAD Collaborative Tools
source Computer Aided Architectural Design Futures 2011 [Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design Futures / ISBN 9782874561429] Liege (Belgium) 4-8 July 2011, pp. 477-492.
summary Increasing productivity and efficiency is an important issue in the AEC field. This area is mainly characterized by fragmentation, heterogeneous teams with low lifetimes and many uncertainties. 4D CAD is one of the greatest innovations in recent years. It consists in linking a 3D model of the building with the works planning in order to simulate the construction evolution over time. 4D CAD can fill several needs from design to project management through constructivity analysis and tasks planning (Tommelein 2003). The literature shows that several applications have been proposed to improve the 4D CAD use (Chau et al. 2004; Lu et al. 2007; Seok & al. 2009). In addition, studies have shown the real impact of 4D CAD use in construction projects (Staub-French & Khanzode 2007; Dawood & Sika 2007). More recently, Mahalingam et al. (2010) showed that the collaborative use of 4D CAD is particularly useful during the pre-construction phase for comparing the constructability of working methods, for visually identifying conflicts and clashes (overlaps), and as visual tool for practitioners to discuss and to plan project progress. So the advantage of the 4D CAD collaborative use is demonstrated. Moreover, several studies have been conducted both in the scientific community and in the industrial world to improve it (Zhou et al. 2009; Kang et al. 2007). But an important need that remains in collaborative 4D CAD use in construction projects is about the adaptation of visualization to the users business needs. Indeed, construction projects have very specific characteristics (fragmentation, variable team, different roles from one project to another). Moreover, in the AEC field several visualization techniques can represent the same concept and actors choose one or another of these techniques according to their specific needs related to the task they have to perform. For example, the tasks planning may be represented by a Gantt chart or by a PERT network and the building elements can be depicted with a 3D model or a 2D plan. The classical view (3D + Gantt) proposed to all practitioners in the available 4D tools seems therefore not suiting the needs of all. So, our research is based on the hypothesis that adapting the visualization to individual business needs could significantly improve the collaboration. This work relies on previous ones and aim to develop a method 1) to choose the best suited views for performed tasks and 2) to compose adapted multiple views for each actor, that we call “business views”. We propose a 4 steps-method to compose business views. The first step identifies the users’ business needs, defining the individual practices performed by each actor, identifying his business tasks and his information needs. The second step identifies the visualization needs related to the identified business needs. For this purpose, the user’s interactions and visualization tasks are described. This enables choosing the most appropriate visualization techniques for each need (step 3). At this step, it is important to describe the visualization techniques and to be able to compare them. Therefore, we proposed a business view metamodel. The final step (step 4) selects the adapted views, defines the coordination mechanisms and the interaction principles in order to compose coordinated visualizations. A final step consists in a validation work to ensure that the composed views really match to the described business needs. This paper presents the latest version of the method and especially presents our latest works about its first and second steps. These include making more generic the business tasks description in order to be applicable within most of construction projects and enabling to make correspondence with visualization tasks.
keywords Pre-construction, Simulation, 4D CAD, Collaboration, Computer Supported Cooperative Work, Human-Computer Interface, Information visualization, Business view, Model driven engineering
series CAAD Futures
email conrad.boton@tudor.lu
last changed 2012/02/11 18:21

_id sigradi2009_1012
id sigradi2009_1012
authors Celani, Gabriela; Laura Cancherini
year 2009
title Digitalização tridimensional de objetos: um estudo de caso [Scanning Three-dimensional Objects: A Case Study]
source SIGraDi 2009 - Proceedings of the 13th Congress of the Iberoamerican Society of Digital Graphics, Sao Paulo, Brazil, November 16-18, 2009
summary The present research is an exploratory study about medium-range 3D-scanning technologies for architectural applications. Its purpose was to gather information that will subside the future acquisition of a 3D-scanning equipment for the Laboratory for Automation and Prototyping for Architecture and Construction, LAPAC, at the University of Campinas (UNICAMP). In order to test some of these technologies, some experiments were carried out. Museum sculptures were digitized and the results were 3D-printed. Preliminary results show that accurate technologies are still very expensive, but there are some alternative, more accessible technologies, based on photogrammetry, which can lead to fairly good results.
keywords Digitalização 3D; scanner 3D; photogrametria; maquete arquitetônica.
series SIGRADI
email gabi.celani@gmail.com
last changed 2016/03/10 08:48

_id sigradi2009_2001
id sigradi2009_2001
authors Corradi, Eduardo Marotti; Gabriela Celani
year 2009
title O "túnel de vento" - um exercício de projeto baseado em técnicas de animação [The "Wind Tunnel" - A Design Exercise Based in Animation Techniques]
source SIGraDi 2009 - Proceedings of the 13th Congress of the Iberoamerican Society of Digital Graphics, Sao Paulo, Brazil, November 16-18, 2009
summary The objective of the present research was to study the use of animation techniques as a tool for the design process. The study started with a literature review about the different possible applications of animation techniques in architectural design. Four main categories of applications were found: (1) space representation and “walk through”, (2) simulation of articulated elements and kinetic structures, (3) visualization and analysis of functional aspects of the buildings, such as circulation and fire escape, and finally (4) the generation of novel shapes. The second part of the research consisted of a design exercise in which animation techniques were used to generate a shape. For this purpose a wind simulator was used in 3DMAX. Next, Paracloud software was used to automatically generate a rib structure that allowed to produce a scale model of the shape with a laser cutter.
keywords Animation; design process; digital fabrication
series SIGRADI
type normal paper
email gabi.celani@gmail.com
last changed 2016/03/10 08:49

_id ecaade2009_188
id ecaade2009_188
authors Economou, Athanassios; Grasl, Thomas
year 2009
title Point Worlds
source Computation: The New Realm of Architectural Design [27th eCAADe Conference Proceedings / ISBN 978-0-9541183-8-9] Istanbul (Turkey) 16-19 September 2009, pp. 221-228
summary A computational approach for the automated graph representation and diagrammatic notation of all underlying symmetry structures of three-dimensional shapes with a center of symmetry is briefly presented and some applications with shape grammars to illustrate these ideas are discussed in the end.
wos WOS:000334282200027
keywords Shape studies, graph grammar, shape grammar, symmetry, configuration
series eCAADe
email economou@coa.gatech.edu, thomas@grasl.com
last changed 2016/05/16 09:08

_id ijac20097203
id ijac20097203
authors Eilouti, Buthayna h.
year 2009
title A Digital Incorporation of Ergonomics into Architectural Design
source International Journal of Architectural Computing vol. 7 - no. 2, 235-253
summary A project that is particularly designed for digital studio settings is described. Facilitated by multiple computer modeling and animation software, the project incorporates concepts and applications of ergonomics and kinetics as two ingredients and concept generators with problem-based learning techniques into architectural designing. Reflections about the project and its outcomes are reported and discussed. The results indicate that considerations of ergonomics, flexibility, mobility and responsiveness in dynamic structures and their interactions with users can enrich and optimize generated designs. Similarly, the application of problem-based designing approach seems to foster critical thinking of participants and improve their involvement in collaborative design processing.
series journal
last changed 2009/08/11 06:39

_id acadia09_278
id acadia09_278
authors Fritz, Randolph; Hsiao, Chih-Pin; Johnson, Brian
year 2009
title Gizmo & WiiView: Tangible User Interfaces Enabling Architectural Presentations
source ACADIA 09: reForm( ) - Building a Better Tomorrow [Proceedings of the 29th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA) ISBN 978-0-9842705-0-7] Chicago (Illinois) 22-25 October, 2009), pp. 278-280
summary Widespread use by 3D designers of simple digital modeling applications such as Google’s SketchUp may displace the use of physical models in design. However, the difficulties often faced by non-experts in the ad hoc navigation of digital models during design reviews have not been eliminated. Keyboards and mice are clumsy navigational devices and difficult to share in a collaborative setting. This work explores the combination of new, inexpensive interface hardware technologies with a popular 3D modeler in order to create a viable surrogate for physical models. Two architectural model navigation and presentation interfaces were developed, one based on an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) circuit board (“Gizmo”), and one that used a Wii Remote Controller (“WiiView”). Both were interfaced with the popular architectural modeling program SketchUp. Anecdotal responses and preliminary user testing results are presented.
series ACADIA
type Short paper
email chipin01@gmail.com
last changed 2009/11/26 16:44

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