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id cf2009_273
authors Abdelmohsen, Sherif M. and Do, Ellen Yi-Luen
year 2009
title Analysing the significance of problem solving expertise and computational tool proficiency in design ideation
source T. Tidafi and T. Dorta (eds) Joining Languages, Cultures and Visions: CAADFutures 2009, PUM, 2009, pp. 273-287
summary This paper presents a pilot study to analyze the role of problem solving expertise (PSE) and computational tool proficiency (CTP) of expert and novice architects in the ideation process within a distributed cognition environment. To analyze PSE, we studied the frequency of occurrence of unique problem solving tasks per limited commitment mode (LCM) revisit. We also devised a quantitative measure for analyzing CTP based on the frequency of unique and normally distributed modeling activities per design process flows for a parametric modeling tool. In our study that involved freehand sketching and parametric modeling as two external representations used in the ideation process, we concluded that expert architects have higher levels of both PSE and CTP than novices.
keywords Problem solving, distributed cognition, design ideation, parametric modeling, freehand sketching
series CAAD Futures
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