||Verbeke, J. and Provoost, T.
||Are Computers, in an Design Office, Used in a Creative Way?
||Challenges of the Future [15th eCAADe Conference Proceedings / ISBN 0-9523687-3-0] Vienna (Austria) 17-20 September 1997
||The Leonardo da Vinci project AVOCAAD-stage (Added Value of Computer Aided Architectural Design
Stage, with the help of the European Commission) is a placement programm which enables young
architects to gain practical experience in the use of computers in design offices, especially during the
early phases of the design process. Experiments and the creative use of new possibilities offered by
computers are encouraged. Through placements, discussions and experimentation the project gains
valuable information on the possibilities of computers during the design process.
As a result of these placements we will obtain reports from people in several design offices. We will first
give an overview of the main experiences. The authors will then formulate the main results and discuss
the possibilities offered by computers for collaboration, what the implications of 3D Modelling are and
what the implications can be for the design process.
Topics and ideas will be illustrated with presentations of design work.
||Early Design Phases, AVOCAAD, Placements
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Glanville, Ranulph (1994)
Variety in Design
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