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_id cf2009_369
id cf2009_369
authors Guité, Manon; Iordanova, Ivanka; De Paoli, Giovanni; Tidafi, Temy and Lachapelle, Jacques
year 2009
title Environnement numérique d’apprentissage et de conception en architecture; Digital environment for learning and designing architecture
source T. Tidafi and T. Dorta (eds) Joining Languages, Cultures and Visions: CAADFutures 2009, PUM, 2009, pp. 369-382
summary This research aims at stimulating the exploration process in architectural design through the conception and the creation of a computational environment centered on a library of referents. Based on a specific way of describing the referents, as well as on the energizing role we wanted the library to play in the design process, we could draw the characteristics of such an environment. The representation of the referents is seen as a combination of descriptions in different format. Offered to students, it allows for new interpretations, for interaction with their content, and finally, for the integration of knowledge during the process of architectural exploration.
keywords Architectural design environment, precedent, representation, CAD learning, pedagogy
series CAAD Futures
type normal paper
email manon.guite@umontreal.ca
last changed 2009/06/09 05:12

_id cf2009_423
id cf2009_423
authors Iordanova, Ivanka; Tidafi, Temy; Guité, Manon; De Paoli, Giovanni and Lachapelle, Jacques
year 2009
title Parametric methods of exploration and creativity during architectural design: A Case study in the design studio
source T. Tidafi and T. Dorta (eds) Joining Languages, Cultures and Visions: CAADFutures 2009, PUM, 2009, pp. 423-439
summary Parametric methods from different modeling paradigms were proposed to students in a design studio. The influence of these methods on creativity was studied using qualitative methodology. ‘Generation’ was found to stimulate ‘abundance’ of ideas and to lead to different evolution and flexibility, as well as to higher ‘engagement’ in the design process.
keywords Digital design process, creativity, parametric models, architectural studio
series CAAD Futures
email ivanka.iordanova@videotron.ca
last changed 2009/06/08 18:53

_id 2006_014
id 2006_014
authors Iordanova, Ivanka; Lorna Heaton and Manon Guité
year 2006
title Architectural Design Spaces and Interpersonal Communication-Changes in Design Vocabulary and Language Expression
source Communicating Space(s) [24th eCAADe Conference Proceedings / ISBN 0-9541183-5-9] Volos (Greece) 6-9 September 2006, pp. 14-21
summary This paper addresses communication during the design process and the mutations it may undergo depending on the medium of design. Three experimental observations were held with students in the context of architectural digital design studios. Each of them was performed when the students were working on a design problem, in groups of two or three, with different design mediums: cardboard mock-up or modeling software with one or two mice used for interaction with the computer. The methodology used for analysing the recorded video and graphical data is based on previous research work in the domains of collaborative communication as well as in the domain of design. It combines purely qualitative interpretation with graphical linkographic analysis. A software prototype was developed in order to allow for an interactive category assignment, exploration and interaction. Gesture, verbal language and design space are studied in order to determine their dependence on the medium and the eventual impact this might have either on the design process or on the object being designed.
keywords Design communication; education; gesture
series eCAADe
email ivanka.iordanova@umontreal.ca
last changed 2006/08/16 16:54

_id cf2011_p069
id cf2011_p069
authors Zahedi, Mithra, Guité Manon; De Paoli Giovanni
year 2011
title Addressing User-Centeredness: Communicating Meaningfully Through Design
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. 513-524.
summary This paper proposes a model for human-computer interface design, which is focused on a user-centered approach. The paper studies the complexity inherent in the design process when the aim is to consider all team members of a project as contributors to a human-centered approach. Designers know that they are dealing with “messy” situations; they understand the uniqueness of each project, the continuous change of user needs, and the rapid development of information technology. They also see the challenges when working with other disciplines at the conceptual level, in creating shared understanding regarding user-centeredness. In this context, how can designers create the conditions for diverse contributing collaborators to go beyond their individual knowledge and enrich their reflections in order to efficiently collaborate within a human-centered approach? This study proposes that in looking to increase the efficiency of interfaces, all stakeholders should consider the user in all phases of the design process especially when they deal with complex and multi-disciplinary situations. Conducting a project-grounded approach led to introducing a new theoretical model of design. The model, which is based on joint reflective practice and an interdisciplinary attitude supports and frames a collaborative human-computer interface design process.
keywords Theoretical model, User-centered design; HCI; Interdisciplinary; Project-grounded approach
series CAAD Futures
email mithra.zahedi@umontreal.ca
last changed 2012/02/11 18:21

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