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Seeing architecture in action: designing, evoking and depicting space and form in embodied interaction

Luck, Rachael (2014). Seeing architecture in action: designing, evoking and depicting space and form in embodied interaction. International Journal of Design Creativity and Innovation, 2(3) pp. 165–181.

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Abstract

This article studies the visibility of creative acts and how some qualities of future architectural form can be seen in movements of the hands, in concert with speech and bodily conduct. Selected sequences are studied closely in two settings to examine the ways that our embodied interactional practices organise the depiction of architectural concepts and spaces, which can then be explored in movements of the hands. These fleeting but significant actions are proposed as acts of ‘aesthetic becoming’, as some architectural quality of the design is visibly depicted in an unfolding design situation. Seeing this is remarkable as this study suggests these acts draw our visual attention to the different temporal landscapes that we move in when designing, where imagining and depicting ‘what is becoming’ is intricately interwoven with ‘what is happening now’.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2014 Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 2165-0357
Keywords: design practice; collaborative creativity; visual representation; research methodology; creative process
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Engineering and Innovation
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Design and Innovation
Item ID: 39130
Depositing User: Rachael Luck
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2014 10:34
Last Modified: 17 May 2017 04:35
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/39130
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