Digital creativity - an investigation into architectural design in the electronic age

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/315648
Title:
Digital creativity - an investigation into architectural design in the electronic age
Authors:
Dobson, Adrian
Abstract:
This study explores approaches to architectural creativity and collaborative design in the contemporary digital design context. The thesis identifies key trends and developments in the historical and present-day evolution of the creative use of computers by architects in education and practice. It examines the current manifestations of digitally supported architectural design, and investigates the ways in which computers and electronic communication technologies are being utilised in the design process. In the context of, and informed by, this investigative survey the author evolves three key models or analogues for the application of computer based techniques in the creative design process. Each design analogue has been tested with the collaboration of undergraduate architecture students and their academic teaching staff through experimental pedagogic design projects, which have been used to evaluate their validity and effectiveness. The working principles developed through these projects have also been applied in a realworld context, through a live professional case study architectural project undertaken by the author in commercial architectural practice. The concluding section examines the current state of play in the relationship between theoretical ideas and the practice of architectural design using digital techniques, to assess the methodological validity of the design analogues in the educational and practice spheres, and to make recommendations for future areas of research.
Affiliation:
University of Bedfodshire
Citation:
Dobson, A. (2005) 'Digital creativity - an investigation into architectural design in the electronic age'. MPhil dissertation. University of Bedfordshire.
Publisher:
University of Bedfordshire
Issue Date:
Oct-2005
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/315648
Type:
Thesis or dissertation
Language:
en
Description:
A dissertation submitted to the University of Bedfordshire in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Philosophy.
Appears in Collections:
Masters e-theses

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dc.contributor.authorDobson, Adrianen
dc.date.accessioned2014-04-10T12:42:30Z-
dc.date.available2014-04-10T12:42:30Z-
dc.date.issued2005-10-
dc.identifier.citationDobson, A. (2005) 'Digital creativity - an investigation into architectural design in the electronic age'. MPhil dissertation. University of Bedfordshire.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/315648-
dc.descriptionA dissertation submitted to the University of Bedfordshire in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Philosophy.en
dc.description.abstractThis study explores approaches to architectural creativity and collaborative design in the contemporary digital design context. The thesis identifies key trends and developments in the historical and present-day evolution of the creative use of computers by architects in education and practice. It examines the current manifestations of digitally supported architectural design, and investigates the ways in which computers and electronic communication technologies are being utilised in the design process. In the context of, and informed by, this investigative survey the author evolves three key models or analogues for the application of computer based techniques in the creative design process. Each design analogue has been tested with the collaboration of undergraduate architecture students and their academic teaching staff through experimental pedagogic design projects, which have been used to evaluate their validity and effectiveness. The working principles developed through these projects have also been applied in a realworld context, through a live professional case study architectural project undertaken by the author in commercial architectural practice. The concluding section examines the current state of play in the relationship between theoretical ideas and the practice of architectural design using digital techniques, to assess the methodological validity of the design analogues in the educational and practice spheres, and to make recommendations for future areas of research.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Bedfordshireen
dc.subjectK190 Architecture not elsewhere classifieden
dc.titleDigital creativity - an investigation into architectural design in the electronic ageen
dc.typeThesis or dissertationen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Bedfodshireen
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