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Performance Testing in Architectural Design: Evolving the Problem-Solving Paradigm for Novice Designers

Sanguinetti, Paola ;


This paper compares two approaches to introduce novice architectural designers to computational tools for performance testing. Focus is placed on parametric design changes to test solutions. The first approach is limited to the design of a shading component. The second approach consists of short exercises using Building Information Modeling to test and analyze discrete decisions. The hurdles in the learning process are discussed, including the role of visualization to evaluate performance. The effectiveness on learning strategies is discussed.


Palavras-chave: Design education, BIM, Performance-based design, Novice designer, Design problem-solving,


DOI: 10.5151/despro-sigradi2013-0100

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Como citar:

Sanguinetti, Paola; "Performance Testing in Architectural Design: Evolving the Problem-Solving Paradigm for Novice Designers", p. 520-523 . In: Proceedings of the XVII Conference of the Iberoamerican Society of Digital Graphics: Knowledge-based Design [=Blucher Design Proceedings, v.1, n.7]. São Paulo: Blucher, 2014.
ISSN 2318-6968, DOI 10.5151/despro-sigradi2013-0100

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