• YEAR
    De la Cruz, Eliel
    Tomitsch, Martin
    2014 Conference Papers
    Design Education & Design Research


The schematic design process and the communication of design intent present a good opportunity to integrate technological in-novation. The changes in new technology and the imminent shift to-wards the ubiquitous computing era seem to be setting the direction for technology integration in the design research field. This paper pre-sents an analysis of major variations, expansions, and tendencies in the field of design computing research over the last 50 years, focusing on the areas of computational support for sketching and design intent communication. A significant paradigm shift over the last 50 years in-troduced a variety of methods for performing sketch recognition and managing ambiguity; this shift moves away from the tendency to think of computers just as an “incompatible pencil”. This analysis subdivides the literature in relation to the aforementioned topic in 5 categories: 1) Digitizing sketching, 2) Augmenting sketching, 3) Rec-ognizing sketches, 4) Supporting collaborative sketching, and 5) Cap-turing design intent. After carefully analysing the aforementioned lit-erature, the paper presents a matrix defining a new taxonomy to classify the variables in some of the systems mentioned in the paper, as well as the trends that will continue to set the direction for technol-ogy integration in schematic design process research.


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