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authors Danahy, John
year 1988
title Engaging Intuitive Visual Thinking in Urban Design Modelling: A Real-Time Hypothesis
source Computing in Design Education [ACADIA Conference Proceedings] Ann Arbor (Michigan / USA) 28-30 October 1988, pp. 87-97
summary This paper will present prototypical software being used in the teaching of urban design to students and for use by professionals in the early stages of a project. The system is intended to support a heuristic approach to design. That is, it supports a process of refining ideas and understandings through a process of trial and error. The support or aid to design comes in the form of a didactic real-time programme. Its power lies in its ability to provide instantaneous response to operations on the data that can allow one to develop threedimensional spatial ideas in an intuitively driven manner. This condition appears to occur for both novice and expert computer operators.

The presentation will present our experience to-date in using conventional computer graphic tools to represent design ideas and contrast it with a video demonstration of our prototypical dynamic urban design modelling software for the Silicon Graphics IRIS computers.

series ACADIA
email jwdanahy@rogers.com
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100%; open Danahy, John and Wright, Robert (1988) Find in CUMINCAD Exploring Designs Through Three -Dimensional Simulations , Landscape Architecture Magazine, American Society of Landscape Architects, July / August 1988

100%; open Danahy, John (1987) Find in CUMINCAD The Parliamentary Precinct Study: Visual Simulation In Urban Design Decision-Making and The Need for GIS-CAD Linkages , GIS'87- San Francisco Second Annual Intemational Conference Exhibits and Workshops on Geographic Information Systems, Post Conference Proceedings, Volume 111

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