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authors Oxman, R., Oxman, R.E. and Radford, A.D.
year 1988
title The Pedagogical Role of the Computer in Design Studies
source Computer Bulletin. September, 1988. pp. 11-17 : ill. includes a short bibliography
summary The teaching of architectural design involves the transfer of a broad spectrum of knowledge. This ranges in diversity from the acquisition of skills to those types of domain- distinctive knowledge which are actually employed in the generation of designs. The authors make a broad distinction between instrumental knowledge employed in various stages of design but peripheral to the actual process of generating designs, and conceptual-configurative knowledge which, in fact, makes the generation of designs possible. In the model of the design process in which there is a sequential relationship between the conceptual-formal and physical- material stages of design, this distinction between the instrumental and the conceptual is most marked during the early, or conceptual, stages of design. However it may be seen to follow through all stages of the design process
keywords design process, education, architecture
series CADline
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