CumInCAD is a Cumulative Index about publications in Computer Aided Architectural Design
supported by the sibling associations ACADIA, CAADRIA, eCAADe, SIGraDi, ASCAAD and CAAD futures

PDF papers
References
authors Engeli, Maia and Mueller Andre
year 1999
title Digital Environments for Learning and Collaboration Architecture, Communication, Creativity, Media and Design Process
source Media and Design Process [ACADIA 99 / ISBN 1-880250-08-X] Salt Lake City 29-31 October 1999, pp. 40-52
summary Digital networks are gaining importance as environments for learning and creative collaboration. Technical achievements, software enhancements, and a growing number of applicable principles make it possible to compile complex environments that satisfy many aspects necessary for creative collaboration. This paper focuses on three issues: the architecture of collaborative environments, communication in these environments and the processes inherent to creative collaboration. The information architecture of digital environments looks different from physical architecture, mainly because the material that it is made out of is information and not stone, wood or metal and the goal is to pro-vide appropriate paths and views to information. Nonetheless, many analogies can be drawn between information architecture and physical architecture, including the need for useability, aesthetics, and consistency. To communicate is important for creative collaboration. Digital networks request and enable new strategies for communicating. Regarding the collaborative creative process we have been able to detect principles and features that enhance this process, but there are still many unanswered questions. For example, the environment can enable and improve the frequency of surprise and coincidence, two factors that often play decisive roles in the creative processes but cannot be planned for in advance. Freedom and transparency within the environment are other important factors that foster creative collaboration. The following findings are based on numerous courses, which we have taught using networked environments and some associated, research projects that helped to verify their applicability for architectural practice.
series ACADIA
type normal paper
email engeli@arch.ethz.ch
full text file.pdf (1,008,708 bytes)
references Content-type: text/plain
Details Citation Select
100%; open Amabile, T.M. (1996) Find in CUMINCAD Creativity in Context , Update to The Social Psychology of Creativity, Westview Press, Colorado

100%; open Bayers, Ch. (1999) Find in CUMINCAD The Inner Bezos , WIRED 7.03, March 1999, pp. 115

100%; open Chapman, G. et.al. (1997) Find in CUMINCAD Creativity and the Computer Nerd: An Explanation of Attitudes ,

100%; open Collins, M.A. et.al. (1999) Find in CUMINCAD Motivation and Creativity , Sternberg, R.J. Ed., Handbook of Creativity, Cambridge University Press, 297-312

100%; open Dawkins, R. (1976) Find in CUMINCAD The Selfish Gene , Oxford, Oxford University Press

100%; open Dillenbourg P., et.al. (1995) Find in CUMINCAD The evolution of Research on Collaborative Learning , Spada and Reimann (Eds), Learning in Humans and Machines, Oxford, Pergamon Press

100%; open Donath, J. (1996) Find in CUMINCAD Inhabiting the virtual city: The design of social environments for electronic communities , PhD Thesis, MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, MA

100%; open Hirschberg, U. (1997) Find in CUMINCAD Phase (x) - Memetic Engineering for Architecture , Proceedings of 15th ECAADE conference, Vienna, September 1997

100%; open Kolarevic, B. et.al. (1998) Find in CUMINCAD An Experiment in Design Collaboration , Seebohm and van Wyk (Eds.), ACADIA '98, 90-99

100%; open Nickerson, R.S. (1999) Find in CUMINCAD Enhancing Creativity , Sternberg, R.J., Ed., Handbook of Creativity, Cambridge University Press, 392-430

100%; open Quinn, J.B. et.al. (1997) Find in CUMINCAD Innovation explosion: Using Intellect and Software to Revolutionize Growth Strategies , New York, The Free Press

100%; open Tufte, E. (1997) Find in CUMINCAD Visual Explanations , Connecticut, Graphics Press

100%; open Turkle, S. (1995) Find in CUMINCAD Life on the Screen: Identity in the age of the Internet , New York, NY, Simon & Schuster

100%; open Vitruvius, M. (1591) Find in CUMINCAD De architectura Libri Decem (The Ten Books on Architecture) , Como, Italy

100%; open Wenz, F. and Hirschberg, U. (1998) Find in CUMINCAD Fake.Space - An Online CAAD Community and a Joint Enquiry into the Nature of Space , CAADRIA'98, Osaka, Japan

100%; open Wurman, R.S. (1996) Find in CUMINCAD Introduction to Information Architects, R. S. Wurman , Ed., information Architects, Zurich, Switzerland, Graphis Press Corp

last changed 2008/06/12 19:05
pick and add to favorite papersHOMELOGIN (you are user _anon_838585 from group guest) CUMINCAD Papers Powered by SciX Open Publishing Services 1.002