How can CAAD tools be more useful at the early stages of designing? Towards situated agents that interpret

Gero, John S. and Kelly, Nick (2008) How can CAAD tools be more useful at the early stages of designing? Towards situated agents that interpret. In: 13th International Conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA 2008): Beyond Computer-Aided Design, 9-12 Apr 2008, Chiang Mai, Thailand.


This paper describes how designers can be supported in the early stages of designing through more flexible representations. It presents situated agency as a means to address this problem. Interpretation is a necessary process to give meaning to data before creating a representation. A framework for situated interpretation agents is outlined, with a focus on push-pull and the process of situation. An example for creating a CAAD representation from a raster image is used to illustrate this framework. This research lays a foundation for further work on situated interpretation agents.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: ©2008, CAADRIA. Permanent restricted access to published version in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. This full paper is only available for members of CUMIN cad.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Australian Digital Futures Institute
Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2014 02:19
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2014 23:40
Uncontrolled Keywords: CAAD; interpretation; situated agents; design; representation
Fields of Research : 12 Built Environment and Design > 1204 Engineering Design > 120405 Models of Engineering Design
09 Engineering > 0910 Manufacturing Engineering > 091001 CAD/CAM Systems
12 Built Environment and Design > 1201 Architecture > 120101 Architectural Design
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970110 Expanding Knowledge in Technology

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