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authors Brown, G.Z. and Novitski, Barbara-Jo
year 1988
title A Macintosh Design Studio
source Computing in Design Education [ACADIA Conference Proceedings] Ann Arbor (Michigan / USA) 28-30 October 1988, pp. 151-162
summary During the past year at the University of Oregon, we have conducted an experimental design studio in which each student had an Apple Macintosh SE microcomputer on his or her studio desk. Each term we experimented with a variety of software, furniture arrangements, and pedagogical approaches to integrating computers in design teaching. Like most others who have conducted such experiments, we encountered problems in trying to use hardware and software which is fundamentally inappropriate for the intuitive, graphic, and creative processes characteristic of preliminary design. However, we solved many of these problems and have produced useful techniques that may form the beginnings of a new approach to the use of computers in architecture schools.

Our results fall in three major categories: 1) pedagogical discoveries about learning to design with a computer, which is greater than the sum of learning to design and learning about computers; 2) design exercises based on the Macintosh environment, exploiting the unique graphic qualities of the machine while simultaneously developing the ideas and drawing skills needed in the preliminary stages of design; 3) descriptions of the studio environment, including hardware, software, workstation layouts, security solutions, and other practical information that might be useful to others who are contemplating a similar project.

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email novitski@architectureweek.com
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100%; open Brown, G.Z. and Novitski, B. (1986) Find in CUMINCAD Nurturing Design Intuition in Energy Software , ACADIA '86 Workshop Proceedings, Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture, Houston, Texas
100%; open Brown, J.L. (1987) Find in CUMINCAD Integrating Computers into the Design Studio: A Critical Evaluation , ACADIA '87 Workshop Proceedings, Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture, Raleigh, North Carolina
100%; open Edwards, B. (1979) Find in CUMINCAD Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain , J.P. Tacher, Inc., Los Angeles
100%; open Flemming, U. and Schmitt, G. (1986) Find in CUMINCAD The Computer in the Design Studio: Ideas and Exercises that Go Beyond Automated Drafting , ACADIA '86 Workshop Proceedings, Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture, Houston, Texas
100%; open Goldman, G. and S. Zdepski (1987) Find in CUMINCAD Form, Color and Movement , ACADIA '87 Workshop Proceedings, Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture, Raleigh, North Carolina
100%; open Harfmann, A.C., L.M. Swerdloff and Y.E. Kalay (1986) Find in CUMINCAD The Terminal Crit , ACADIA '86 Workshop Proceedings, Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture, Houston, Texas
100%; open Herbert, D. (1987) Find in CUMINCAD Study Drawings in Architectuml Design: Applications for CAD Systems , ACADIA '87 Workshop Proceedings, Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture, Raleigh, North Carolina
100%; open Miller, F. (1988) Find in CUMINCAD Architectural Design and Solid Modeling , Academic Computing, December 1987/January 1988
100%; open Negroponte, N. (1975) Find in CUMINCAD Soft Architecture Machines , The MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass.

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