Parametric Ideation: Interactive Modeling of Cognitive Processes

  • Jörg Rainer Noennig
  • Sebastian Wiesenhütter
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8028)


Our paper contributes to discourses on Computer Aided Thinking and introduces new techniques for the modeling of mental processes. The objective of our investigations is to support the description and creation of ideas through physical externalizations of cognition, and their subsequent translation into evolutionary algorithms. Through different types of tangible idea models derived from architectural design practice, we developed spatial representations of complex knowledge dynamics. As a central method we employed Parametric Design, a new way of spatial-architectural modeling.


Computer Aided Thinking Idea Creation Parametric Design Physical Modelling Spatial representation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jörg Rainer Noennig
    • 1
  • Sebastian Wiesenhütter
    • 1
  1. 1.Junior professorship for Knowledge ArchitectureTU DresdenGermany

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