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authors Shireen, Naghmi; Erhan, Halil; Woodbury, Robert; Wang, Ivy
year 2017
title Making Sense of Design Space: What Designers do with Large Numbers of Alternatives?
source Gülen Çagdas, Mine Özkar, Leman F. Gül and Ethem Gürer (Eds.) Future Trajectories of Computation in Design [17th International Conference, CAAD Futures 2017, Proceedings / ISBN 978-975-561-482-3] Istanbul, Turkey, July 12-14, 2017, p. 414.
summary Today’s generative design tools and large screen displays present opportunities for designers to explore large number of design alternatives. Besides numerous studies in design, the act of exploring design space is yet to be integrated in the design of new digital media. To understand how designer’s search patterns will uncover when provided with a gallery of large numbers of design solutions, we conducted a lab experiment with nine designers. Particularly the study explored how designers used spatial structuring of their work environment to make informed design decisions. The results of the study present intuitions for development of next generation front-end gallery interfaces for managing a large set of design variations while enabling simultaneous editing of design parameters.
keywords Parametric design, Alternatives, Design space exploration, New interfaces, New media, Protocol analysis, User study
series CAAD Futures
email nshireen1, herhan2, rw3}@sfu.ca, ivy.ye.wang4@gmail.com
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