Flat Spaces and Deep Planes: Evaluating the Spatial Potential of Two-dimensional Computationally Generated Visual Stimuli
This paper discusses the critical, functional and conceptual implications of a method for evaluating the spatial potential of generative computational drawing as perceived by designers. The method involves the generation of sets of non-representational drawings with common algorithmic structures but different degrees of deviation from a legible order. These drawings are then interpreted by a number of designer-participants who are invited to sketch based on what they perceive. Rather than analyze the results of this experiment, we expose its implicit hypotheses and problematize its methodology. Though this process we provide frameworks for inquiry into the relationship of generative computation and the design process at a time when coding is increasingly pervasive in academia and practice.
Flat Spaces and Deep Planes: Evaluating the Spatial Potential of Two-dimensional Computationally Generated Visual Stimuli. Proceedings of the 2011 Spatial Cognition for Architectural Design Symposium. By Theodora Vardouli and Carl Lostritto