Relinquishing a bit of control: Questions about the computer's role in geodesign

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Abstract

This paper explores questions surrounding the growing role of computers as creative tools in geodesign, focusing on computer-mediated design techniques as contrasting parallels to drawing. With drawing often described as a critically important creative tool for designers, the increased use of computers for generating form raises questions about the role of creativity in geodesign. Algorithmic or parametric design tools represent an emerging example of ways that computer-mediated design shifts the role of the designer in ways that may require altering our perspective on the role of creativity in geodesign.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)17-19
Number of pages3
JournalLandscape and Urban Planning
Volume156
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology
  • Nature and Landscape Conservation
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

Keywords

  • Computer-mediated design
  • GIS
  • Geodesign
  • creativity
  • landscape architecture
  • planning

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