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Flat-pack Furniture Design Critic

Flat-pack Furniture Design Critic

(sketching, Computational Construction Kits and Craft, visual and spatial reasoning)

Compared with human critics, todayís computer-based critiquing systems deliver feedback in quite restricted manner. Therefore, we develop the Flat-pack Furniture Design Critic (FFDC) that supports various delivery types and communication modalities by adopting the typical system architecture of constraint-based intelligent tutors and by identifying the critiquing steps from critiquing practice.

A user draws an axonometric diagram using a pen and a tablet. FFDC parses and examines the userís design to identify critiquing opportunities using predefined constraints. Each constraint is associated with a set of written comments and graphical routines to present critiques using five delivery types and three modalities. In order to determine which delivery type and modality to use for critiquing, the system maintains a model of the user. This user model represents (1) the history of violated and satisfied constraints, (2) previously used delivery types and modalities, and (3) the furniture parts that are relevant to the violated constraints. FFDCís Pedagogical Module selects a specific pair of delivery type and modality by considering data from the user model (e.g., how many times a particular constraint is violated and what critiquing methods have already been used). Once a specific pair of delivery type and modality is selected, the system uses appropriate rendering module to deliver feedback.
Flat-pack Furniture Design Critic
    sponsor: the National Science Foundation under Grant ITR-0326054

last updated 4.23.2009 by Yeonjoo Oh

2009
Delivery Types and Communication Modalities in the Flat-pack Furniture Design Critic - pdf
Yeonjoo Oh
Suguru Ishizaki
Ellen Yi-Luen Do
Mark D Gross
Computer Aided Architectural Design Futures

2009
Constraint-based Design Critic for Flat-pack Furniture Design - pdf
Yeonjoo Oh
Mark D Gross
Suguru Ishizaki
Ellen Yi-Luen Do
International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE) Hong Kong, Nov 30 - Dec 4