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Sketching and diagramming plays an important role for problem solving, knowledge transfer and acquisition. Designers of all domains (e.g., architects and engineers) sketch and diagram in their design process to perform functional reasoning and formal arrangements. Therefore, drawing can serve as a powerful interface to access knowledge-based design systems. This talk will present a computational design research framework termed "drawing marks, acts, and reacts" and show demonstrations of software tools implemented to support early conceptual design process in architecture. Applications of information retrieval, access to visual analysis and simulation, and easy creation of 3D geometry from design sketches are implemented based on the recognition of geometric shapes and spatial relationships among them.
last updated 8.7.2009 by Mark D Gross