Impacts of VR 3D sketching on novice designers’ spatial cognition in collaborative conceptual architectural design

Rahimian, Farzad Pour and Ibrahim, Rahinah (2011) Impacts of VR 3D sketching on novice designers’ spatial cognition in collaborative conceptual architectural design. Design Studies, 32 (3). pp. 255-291. ISSN 0142-694X

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.destud.2010.10.003

Abstract

Conventional Computer Aided Design tools lack intuitivity for being used in conceptual architectural design process. This paper identifies the impact of using a haptic based VR 3D sketching interface for integrating novice designers’ cognitions and actions to improve design creativity. This study employs protocol analysis for comparing the collective cognitive and collaborative design protocols of three pairs of novice architectural designers in both 3D and manual sketching sessions. Results show that the simple and tangible haptic based design interface improved designers’ cognitive and collaborative activities. These improvements also increased their engagement with ‘problem-space’ and ’solution-space’ that led towards more artefact maturity. Research findings from this study can help the development of cutting-edge haptic-based collaborative virtual environments in architectural education and associated professions.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: architectural design, design cognition, virtual reality, protocol analysis, collaborative design
Subjects: K100 Architecture
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mechanical and Construction Engineering
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2018 12:02
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2018 12:02
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/37352

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