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The Impact of Computer on Design Capabilities of Architects. Edition No. 1
VDM Publishing House, February 2010, Pages: 172
The use of computers in architecture has changed and evolved from being just a tool for drawing to a medium through and by which the design process is performed and solutions are generated. Since the computer is now used in the design process as a medium, digital media are continuously introducing new tools and techniques, which lead to noticeable achievements in helping architects to be more creative during the architectural design process. Media defined as a tool for representing design ideas enable ideas to be externalized and explored. Media influence not only the design process itself, but also the architectural design capabilities of architects. The book focuses on answering the following questions: - Do architects employ certain capabilities through and by which the architectural design problems at hand are solved? If that is true, what are these capabilities? - Do architects use certain types of digital media throughout the design process? If they do, what are these types? - Is there any impact for digital media on the design capabilities of architects? If there is any, what is the nature of this impact?
Wael A. M. ABDELHAMEED, PhD in Computing Architecture. Studied at Assuit University, Egypt and Arizona State University, USA. Assistant professor at University of Bahrain. Held teaching and research positions at South Valley University, Egypt; Fulbright Commission, Department of State, USA; and Arizona State University, USA.