The hybrid bricolage - Bridging parametric design with craft through algorithmic modularity

Tamara Anna Efrat, Moran Mizrahi, Amit Zoran

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Abstract

The digital design space, unlimited by its virtual reedom, differs from traditional craft, which is bounded by a fixed set of given materials. We study how to introduce parametric design tools to craftspersons. Our hypothesis is that the arrangement of parametric design in modular representation, in the orm of a catalog, can assist makers unfamiliar with his practice. We evaluate this assumption in the realm of bag design, through a Honeycomb Smocking Pattern Catalog and custom Computer-Aided Smocking (CAS) design software. We describe the echnical work and designs made with our tools, present a user study that validates our assumptions, and conclude with ideas for future work developing additional tools to bridge computational design and craft.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationCHI 2016 - Proceedings, 34th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages5984-5995
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781450333627
DOIs
StatePublished - 7 May 2016
Event34th Annual Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2016 - San Jose, United States
Duration: 7 May 201612 May 2016

Publication series

NameConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings

Conference

Conference34th Annual Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Jose
Period7/05/1612/05/16

Keywords

  • Bricolage
  • Computer-aided design (CAD)
  • Craft
  • Fabrication
  • Parametric design
  • Smocking
  • Tinkering

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