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id ecaade2020_360
authors Vergopoulos, Stavros
year 2020
title Teaching Digital Design Principles to First Year Design Students - A methodology based on direct experimentation with physical construction assemblages
source Werner, L and Koering, D (eds.), Anthropologic: Architecture and Fabrication in the cognitive age - Proceedings of the 38th eCAADe Conference - Volume 2, TU Berlin, Berlin, Germany, 16-18 September 2020, pp. 127-134
summary An educational methodology is presented that introduces basic digital design concepts to first year design students. The methodology differentiates between four fields in design thinking namely Form, Function, Context, and Structure/Materiality and focuses on Structure/Materiality that is approached as an assemblage of components. Components are categorised in respect to their geometric and structural qualities with reference to the elements of 'point', 'line', 'surface' and 'volume'. Components are interconnected to corresponding design techniques that are used in order to compose complex forms and are outlined by a rule of composition. The primary technique of 'point' structures is based on the notion of multiplicity and repetition. 'Line' assemblages introduce to the concept of load bearing structures and they can effectively describe hierarchical associations. 'Surface' elements are used to explain the results of transformational processes upon structural behaviour. 'Volume' techniques refer to the notion of integration and directly affect the overall performance of the structure. For each one of these elements, the students are asked to work directly on physical assemblages with ready-made components which are chosen in respect to their structural characteristics and to describe explicitly the whole process in drawings and diagrams.
keywords Digital design principles; Experimentation; Assemblages; Components
series eCAADe
email svergop@auth.gr
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