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Remote Computer Generated Physical Prototyping Based Design
AVOCAAD Second International Conference [AVOCAAD Conference Proceedings / ISBN 90-76101-02-07] Brussels (Belgium) 8-10 April 1999, pp. 229-236
This research explores some of the opportunities offered by the field of computer aided design. It differs from much of the research in the field in the sense that it extends beyond the boundaries of the computer screen by building and testing a computational and communication design environment made of computers, computer peripherals and digital communication devices. From our observation of the designer's interaction with the computer generated physical prototyping systems we were able to confirm the unique haptic feedback and understanding of complex three- dimensional geometry. We also found limitations of the environment in relation to evolutionary design. It was clear from those experiments with algorithmically generated design alternatives that potentially terrific opportunities lies in their combination with computer generated physical prototypes and manufacturing systems.