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Electronic Cocktail Napkin

Electronic Cocktail Napkin

(past projects)

The Electronic Cocktail Napkin is a pen based drawing environment written in Macintosh Common Lisp. It aims to support designing using hand drawn sketches and diagrams. We want to make it easy to make expressive drawings -- as easy as pencil and paper -- that can also be managed and interpreted by the program. We'd like to take advantage of designers' experience with the rich tradition of drawing and the directness of pencil and paper as well as the symbolic and numeric manipulations that computers make possible. In other words, we want to work with pencil and intelligent paper.
Electronic Cocktail Napkin

last updated 9.11.2008 by Michael Philetus Weller

 
2009
Computational Support for Sketching in Design: A Review - pdf
Gabe Johnson, Mark D Gross, Jason Hong, Ellen Yi-Luen Do
Foundations and Trends in HCI volume 2, number 1

2005
Design Sketches and Sketch Design Tools - pdf
Ellen Yi-Luen Do
KBS - Knowledge Based Systems (18) 383-405

2004
The Three Rs of Drawing and Design Computation - pdf
Mark Gross, Ellen Yi-Luen Do
First International Conference on Design Computing and Cognition Kluwer

2001
Graphics Interpreter of Design Actions - the GIDA system of diagram sorting and analysis - pdf
Ellen Yi-Luen Do
CAAD Futures 'CAAD Futures 2001', Bauke de Vries, Jos P. van Leeuwen, Henri H. Achten (eds). July, 2001, Eindhoven, the Netherlands, Kluwer Academic Publishers. pp. 271-284.

2000
Immersive Redliner: Collaborative Design in Cyberspace - pdf
Thomas Jung, Ellen Yi-Luen Do
ACADIA 'Eternity, Infinity and Virtuality in Architecture', proceedings of ACADIA 2000, Washington, D.C. October 20-22, 2000, pp 185-194

2000
Beyond the Low-hanging Fruit: Information Technology in Architectural Design, past, present, and future - pdf
Mark D Gross, Ellen Yi-Luen Do, and Brian R Johnson
ACSA 'Emerging Technologies and Design: The Intersection of Design and Technology', proceedings of ACSA 2000 Technology Conference, MIT, Cambridge, MA, July 14-17, 2000. pp. 100-106

1999
Drawing and Design Intentions -- an Investigation of freehand drawing conventions in design - pdf
Ellen Yi-Luen Do, Mark D Gross, and Craig Zimring
Design Thinking Research Symposium 'Design Representation', proceedings of 4th Design Thinking Research Symposium 1999, MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA pp1-10

1998
Collaboration and Coordination in Architectural Design: approaches to computer mediated work - pdf
Mark D Gross, Ellen Yi-Luen Do, Raymond J. McCall, Wayne V. Citrin, Paul Hamill, Adrienne Warmack, Kyle S. Kuczun
Automation in Construction Vol. 7 pp465-473

1997
Network Design: Tasks & Tools - pdf
Kyle Kuczun and Mark D Gross
ACM Designing Interactive Systems presented at ACM Designing Interactive Systems (DIS '97) August 18-20, 1997, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1997
Inferring Design Intentions from Sketches - pdf
Ellen Yi-Luen Do and Mark D Gross
proceedings of Computer Aided Architectural Design Research In Asia(CAADRIA1997) National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan April 1997 pp 217-227

1997
Collaboration and Coordination in Architectural Design: approaches to computer mediated work - pdf
Mark D Gross, Ellen Yi-Luen Do, Raymond J. McCall, Wayne V. Citrin, Paul Hamill, Adrienne Warmack, Kyle S. Kuczun
TeamCAD First GVU/NIST Workshop on Collaborative Design, Atlanta, GA

1997
Thinking with Diagrams - pdf
Ellen Yi-Luen Do
Mark D Gross
Thiking with Diagrams Interdisciplinary Workshop January 9-10, Portsmouth

1997
Collaboration and Coordination in Architectural Design: approaches to computer mediated team work - pdf
Mark D Gross, Ellen Yi-Luen Do, Ray McCall, Wayne Citrin, Paul Hamill, Adrienne Warmack, and Kyle Kuczun
TeamCAD presented in TeamCAD First GVU/NIST Workshop on Collaborative Design, Atlanta, May, 1997 and published in Automation in Construction Vol. 7 pp465-473

1996
Ambiguous Intentions: A paper-like interface for creative design - pdf
Mark D Gross and Ellen Yi-Luen Do
proceedings of 9th Annual Symposium for User Interface Software and Technology (UIST 1996) Seattle, WA, USA -November 6-8, 1996 pp 183-192

1996
Reasoning about cases with diagrams - pdf
Ellen Yi-Luen Do and Mark D Gross
ASCE 'Design Computing', proceedings of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE 1996), Anaheim, GERMANY pp314-320

1996
Demonstrating the Electronic Cocktail Napkin: a paper-like interface for early design - pdf
Mark D Gross and Ellen Yi-Luen Do
ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing (CHI 96) Conference Companion, pp. 5-6.

1996
The Right Tool at the Right Time: An Investigation of Freehand Drawing as an Interface to Knowledge based Design Systems - pdf
Ellen Yi-Luen Do
ACADIA 'Design Computation: Collaboration, Reasoning, Pedagogy', proceedings of Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA 1996), University of Arizona, Tuscon, AZ, USA pp191-199

1996
Drawing as a Means to Design Reasoning - pdf
Ellen Yi-Luen Do, Mark D Gross
Artificial Intelligence in Design (AID) 96 Workshop on Visual Representation, Reasoning and Interaction in Design, Palo Alto, CA.

1995
Finding visual references by sketching - pdf
Ellen Yi-Luen Do and Mark D Gross
ACADIA 'Computing in Design: Enabling, Capturing and Sharing Ideas', proceedings of ACADIA 1995, National Conference, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA pp35-52

1995
Shape Based Reminding as an aid to Creative Design - pdf
Ellen Yi-Luen Do and Mark D Gross
CAAD Futures proceedings of CAAD Futures 1995 Conference, National University of Singapore, Singapore pp79-90

1995
Drawing Analogies - Supporting Creative Architectural Design with Visual References - pdf
Mark D Gross and Ellen Yi-Luen Do
Computational Model of Creative Design (HI' 95) 3rd International Conference, University of Sydney, AUSTRALIA, 1995 pp37-58

1995
Diagram Query and Image Retrieval in Design - pdf
Mark D Gross and Ellen Yi-Luen Do
ICIP proceedings of 2nd International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP 1995), Washington, D.C., USA, October 23-26, 1995, pp. 308-311

1995
Indexing visual databases in architecture with diagrams - pdf
Mark D Gross
Visual Databases A. Koutamanis, H. Timmermans and I. Vermeulen, eds., Aldershot: Avebury, pp. 1-14.

1994
Recognizing and Interpreting Diagrams in Design - pdf
Mark D Gross
Advanced Visual Interfaces in "Recognizing and Interpreting Diagrams in Design" Gross, M.D. In T. Catarci. M. Costabile, S. Levialdi, G. Santucci eds., Advanced Visual Interfaces '94 (AVI '94), ACM Press.

1994
Using diagrams to access a case library of architectural designs - pdf
Mark D Gross, Craig Zimring, Ellen Yi-Luen Do
AID in J. Gero (ed), Artificial Intelligence in Design '94 (AID '94), pp 129-144, Kluwer.

1994
The Cocktail Napkin, the Fat Pencil, and the Slide Library - pdf
Mark D Gross
ACADIA "The Cocktail Napkin, the Fat Pencil, and the Slide Library" Gross, M.D. Proceedings, Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA '94), pp 103-113, 1994 National Conference, St Louis.

1994
Stretch-A-Sketch, a dynamic diagrammer - pdf
Mark D Gross
IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages (VL '94) Allen Ambler, ed., pp. 232-238