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id caadria2010_026
authors Kann, Jeff W. T. and John S. Gero
year 2010
title Studying designers’ behaviour in collaborative virtual workspaces using quantitative methods
source Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia / Hong Kong 7-10 April 2010, pp. 273-282
summary This paper presents a case study comparing the behaviour of designers in a collaborative 3D virtual environment with those in a face-to-face environment using quantitative tools to examine their design protocols. It starts with depicting a design ontology along with two methods of analysis for this investigation. The results in this case show that the 3D environment increases the designer’s Structure activities. The rate of meaningful design communication is slower than the base-line face-to-face session. This communication reflects the rate of design cognition when the design process is “close coupled”. Reviewing the design protocol suggests that the 3D design session composed of both “loosely coupled” and “close coupled” periods. This is consistent with other studies that 3D collaborative tools may encourage “loosely coupled” design process.
keywords Design behaviour; virtual workspaces; protocol analysis; quantitative methods; design ontology
series CAADRIA
email kan.jeff@gmail.com
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