Integrated Workflows: Generating Feedback Between Digital and Physical Realms

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As design thinking shifted away from conventional methods with the rapid adoption of computer-aided design and fabrication technologies, architects have been seeking ways to initiate a comprehensive dialogue between the virtual and the material realms. Current methodologies do not offer embodied workflows that utilize the feedback obtained through a subsequent transition process between physical and digital design. Therefore, narrowing the separation between these two platforms remains as a research problem. This literature review elaborates the divide between physical and digital design, testing and manufacturing techniques in the morphological process of architectural form. We first review the digital transformation in the architectural design discourse. Then, we proceed by introducing a variety of methods that are integrating digital and physical workflows and suggesting an alternative approach. Our work unveils that there is a need for empirical research with a focus on integrated approaches to create intuitively embodied experiences for architectural designers.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceeding CHI '19 Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Paper No. 60
Subtitle of host publicationGlasgow, Scotland Uk — May 04 - 09, 2019
Publication statusPublished - 2 May 2019
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventACM SIGCHI Annual Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 May 20199 May 2019


ConferenceACM SIGCHI Annual Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Abbreviated titleACM CHI
CountryUnited Kingdom
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    Research areas

  • Creativity Support, Embodied Interaction, Fabrication, Design Methods

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