Precedents reconceived: urban design learning catalysed through data rich 3-D digital models

Senbel, M., Girling, C., White, J., Kellett, R. and Chan, P.F. (2013) Precedents reconceived: urban design learning catalysed through data rich 3-D digital models. Design Studies, 34(1), pp. 74-92. (doi:10.1016/j.destud.2012.08.001)

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Abstract

Design students are increasingly seeking precedent information through web-based digital archives of design cases. Little is known, however, about the use, relative merits or opportunities of digital cases as a knowledge source for design students. This paper uses a study of web-based urban design reference tools to examine new opportunities for using precedents in urban design. The research includes focus groups, content analysis of student work and an auto-ethnography by one of the authors to examine student use of the reference tools in 3 urban design studios in planning and landscape architecture. Students used 3-D digital models of precedents to review, replicate, revise, reshape and recreate elements of urban design in an environment of accelerated learning.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:White, Dr James
Authors: Senbel, M., Girling, C., White, J., Kellett, R., and Chan, P.F.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Urban Studies
Journal Name:Design Studies
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0142-694X
Published Online:14 September 2012

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