Constructive interpretation with examples from interpreting floor plans

Kelly, Nick and Gero, John S. and Saunders, Robert (2011) Constructive interpretation with examples from interpreting floor plans. In: 16th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA 2011): Circuit Bending, Breaking and Mending, 27-29 Apr 2011, Newcastle, Australia.

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Abstract

This paper describes the role that interpretation plays in facilitating situated design and presents an implementation that demonstrates a system interpreting floor plans. Designers often see more in what they produce than they intentionally put there. Cognitive studies suggest that this helps develop design ideas. Interpretation is described as the use of expectations to construct an internal representation of an external representation (such as a sketch). An implementation of this notion of interpretation is described. As an example of its capability the system, primed on floor plans, looks at a randomly generated image and can find a floor plan within it. The system produces different results with the same image if it has different expectations. This is used to discuss the notions of a space of possible designs and the two-way relationship between expectations informing interpretation and interpretation changing the expectations (design ideas) of a designer. Further work is suggested and the ideas are discussed.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2011 Association for Research in Computer-Aided Architectural Research in Asia (CAADRIA). Permanent restricted access to published version in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Australian Digital Futures Institute
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2014 06:40
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2017 04:36
Uncontrolled Keywords: constructive interpretation; situation; floor plan; reinterpretation; push-pull; design; shape; neural network; space
Fields of Research : 12 Built Environment and Design > 1204 Engineering Design > 120405 Models of Engineering Design
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1702 Cognitive Sciences > 170202 Decision Making
12 Built Environment and Design > 1201 Architecture > 120101 Architectural Design
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/24793

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