Jowers, I.; Prats, M.; Lim, S.; Mckay, A.; Garner, S. and Chase, S.
|DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link:||http://dx.doi.org/10.2312/SBM/SBM08/151-158|
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This paper presents research that aims to inform the development of computational tools that better support design exploration and idea transformation - key objectives in conceptual design. Analyses of experimental data from two fields - product design and architecture - suggest that the interactions of designers with their sketches can be formalised according to a finite number of generalised shape rules defined within a shape grammar. Such rules can provide a basis for the generation of alternative design concepts and they have informed the development of a prototype shape synthesis system that supports dynamic reinterpretation of shapes in design activity. The notion of 'sub-shapes' is introduced and the significance of these to perception, recognition and the development of emergent structures is discussed. The paper concludes with some speculation on how such a system might find application in a range of design fields.
|Item Type:||Conference Item|
|Copyright Holders:||2008 The Eurographics Association|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Engineering & Innovation
Mathematics, Computing and Technology
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|Date Deposited:||05 Jan 2009 02:09|
|Last Modified:||14 Jan 2016 17:32|
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