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Studio on Beauty: A new Methodology for Digital Design Research
SIGraDi 2013 [Proceedings of the 17th Conference of the Iberoamerican Society of Digital Graphics - ISBN: 978-956-7051-86-1] Chile - Valparaíso 20 - 22 November 2013, pp. 505 - 509
In this paper we present a studio framework that connects Ruskin’s conception of beauty and digital design tools. We define eight different aspects of beauty that are studied via natural and artificial patterns. These studies developed by students are later applied to a site and program in the second half of the studio. Some of the works of the students are presented while narrating the overall pedagogical process. The aim of the paper is to present a unique approach that combines theory on beauty with digital tools in order to re-define design research as an open-ended and dynamic practice.