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id ecaade2009_104
authors Schneider, Sven; Petzold, Frank
year 2009
title A Virtual Design Platform: Bridging Barriers When Designing with Computers
source Computation: The New Realm of Architectural Design [27th eCAADe Conference Proceedings / ISBN 978-0-9541183-8-9] Istanbul (Turkey) 16-19 September 2009, pp. 205-212
wos WOS:000334282200025
summary The paper summarizes the results of a diploma thesis. Taking the potential of computers to be an ultimate design-medium as its premise, the thesis examines how to enhance the way we use digital design tools. It identifies central characteristics of the design process that need to be considered in a digital design environment. Based on a conception of design as a cyclic process involving appropriate design tools, the paper singles out usability, in the sense of ease of use of such tools, as a key criteria for overcoming problems associated with designing on and with the computer. Drawing on these considerations a prototype has been developed which attempts to bridge barriers between the use of different design tools using an existing software framework.
keywords Design theory, design process, interface-design, freehand sketching, collaboration
series eCAADe
email sven.schneider@uni-weimar.de, frank.petzold@uni-weimar.de
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