Raising the i-Factor: Bridging Parametric Shape and Parametric Design

Conference paper


Using the artifice of the i-device as an analogue, this paper examines issues in making design software more accessible through projects on computer-aided sustainable design, panelization for design and fabrication, and parametric shape grammar interpretation. In each case accessibility is improved by transitioning design from a representational concern to one that is more process oriented through the use of localized semantics.



The work reported here would be impossible without the contributions of my graduate students Tajin Biswas, Tsung-hsien Wang, Peng-hui Wan, Kui Yue and Varvara Toulkeridou.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Carnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburghUSA

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