The Design Transformations Group is investigating how designers generate new designs from explicit representations, existing products or the structure and rules embedded in them. The focus lies in studying the processes of practising designers and understanding underlying generative rules for creating designs. One aim is to develop better tools for designers and for the management of design processes.
These questions are evolved through a number of themes:
Changes to process are critical to effecting design changes as well as controlling and predicting the scope of changes. Processes also change for new contexts, projects and products.
The role of objects in design processes as starting points, inspirations, points of reference in design conversations as well as markers for design trends. The transitions of the physical and the electronic during, and as a result of, prototyping and testing
Generative systems in creative processes in particular 3D shape grammar to understand the rules of transformation and the role these tools can play in design and craft processes. Visual and physical generative computations provide ways to describe and communicate in creative processes
Application of tools, concepts and techniques in design processes from both a practical and a philosophical perspective. Tools are one of the key transformative agents in design processes.
12th International Design Conference - DESIGN 2012
21 - 24 May 2012, Dubrovnik - Cavtat - Croatia
Full paper submission deadline: December 09, 2011
The Fifth International Conference on Design Computing and Cognition - DCC'12
7-9 June 2012 (preceded by workshops), Texas A&M University - College Station - Texas
Full paper submission deadline: January 06, 2012
The Design Research Society International Conference 2012- DRS2012
1 – 4 July 2012, Chulalongkorn University - Bangkok - Thailand
Abstract deadline: 1 September 2011
Abstracts accepted: 1 October 2011
Full paper submission deadline: 1 December 2011
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