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Title: ArchiBrain: A Conceptual Platform for the Visualization of Collaborative Design
Authors: Van Bouwel, Thomas
Vande Moere, Andrew
Boeykens, Stefan #
Issue Date: Jul-2012
Publisher: IEEE
Series Title: IV 2012 - 16th International Conference on Information Visualisation pages:396-402
Conference: IV 2012 edition:16 location:Montpellier (France)
Abstract: The network effects of the digital age have made it easier for individuals to collaborate with others to produce meaningful content from the bottom up. Architectural and urban design could benefit from these new forms of distributed collaboration, since they have the potential to introduce a wealth of knowledge and creativity in the design process. In this paper, we present a prototype online platform called 'ArchiBrain' that is built around a 'project-tree' visualization of individual design contributions, which provides participants with a structured overview of the design process they are collaborating in. Our evaluation study provides the first indications that this visualization platform is able to increase the intrinsic motivation for designers to contribute in a collaborative manner, provides a clear overview over the design process, and can help directing collaborative efforts by highlighting the most popular design proposals.
ISBN: 978-1-4673-2260-7
ISSN: 1550-6037
VABB publication type: VABB-5
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IC
Appears in Collections:Research Group CAAD, Design- and Building Methodology (-)
# (joint) last author

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