||Barber, T.and Hanna, R.
||Appraisal of Design Studio Methodologies
||CAADRIA ‘98 [Proceedings of The Third Conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia / ISBN 4-907662-009] Osaka (Japan) 22-24 April 1998, pp. 21-30
||This paper investigates the relationship between different design approaches
and their effectiveness in the formulation of design concepts. This inquiry will focus on
the computer as the sole design and developmental tool.
The research employs a short design programme, a small building with a given urban
site, as its investigative vehicle. Nineteen second year students of the Mackintosh
School of Architecture were monitored and their design progress evaluated. They were
split into two groups: one used CAD and AEC as the only drawing and modelling tool,
tutorial and review, and another used conventional tools of drawing and model making
(mixed media). Structured interviews and personal observations were used as a means
for data collection. Questionnaires were administered to students and their response
was analysed using the statistical programme SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social
Sciences). The Mann-Whitney test was used to test the Null Hypothesis that different
design approaches will not produce different design outcomes. Correlation, Regression
and the X2 test of independence were also employed to screen data and identify
patterns of relationships.
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