Development of a computational design application for interactive surfaces

Marianthi Leon, Daniel C. Doolan, Richard Laing, Julian Malins, Huda Salman

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This paper presents the development and testing of a computational design tool applicable on a Tangible User Interface for conceptual design stages. Drawing and sketching are spatial and hap tic processes for conceptualizing and communicating ideas especially within design teams of Architecture, Engineering and Construction Industry. Therefore, the application of interactive surfaces within co-located collaborative design teams provides an integration of different sensory modalities, including visual and hap tic, thus resulting into a richer and more coherent design experience. The paper explores the evolution of technology related to design systems and describes the development of a conceptual design application for a M.S. Pixel Sense. This development was part of an action-based research and the evolution of the software during a number of tests with design professionals is presented accordingly. Eventually, the paper concludes with suggestions for further research on augmented reality applications for design processes within the built environment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - Information Visualisation
Subtitle of host publicationComputer Graphics, Imaging and Visualisation, IV 2015
EditorsFatma Bouali, John Counsell, Sebastian Kernbach, Mark W. McK. Bannatyne, John Counsell, Chi Man Pun, Marjan Trutschl, Ebad Banissi, Weidong Huang, Gilles Venturini, Chun-Cheng Lin, Anna Ursyn, Remo Burkhard, Urska Cvek, Feng Lin, Theodor G. Wyeld, Jian J. Zhang, Martin J. Eppler, Georges Grinstein, Muhammad Sarfraz, Francis T. Marchese
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781467375689
Publication statusPublished - 18 Sept 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event19th International Conference on Information Visualisation, IV 2015 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 22 Jul 201524 Jul 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Information Visualisation
ISSN (Print)1093-9547


Conference19th International Conference on Information Visualisation, IV 2015


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