Experimental 3D Digital Techniques in Design Practice

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dc.contributor.author Dean, Lionel T. en
dc.contributor.author Pei, Eujin en
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-07T10:07:00Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-07T10:07:00Z
dc.date.issued 2012-09-18
dc.identifier.citation Dean, L. and Pei, E. (2012) Experimental 3D Digital Techniques in Design Practice. The 2nd International Conference on Design Creativity (ICDC2012) Glasgow, UK, 18th-20th September 2012 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2086/6119
dc.description.abstract Experimentation is central to creative practice. Artists throughout the ages have explored, adopted and adapted the use of tools and techniques for creative means. The digital era has been no different; and as technology emerges, digital practice develops consequentially. Since the introduction of 3D computer graphics, practitioners have been creating virtual realms and digital objects in parallel. At the same time, advances in computer processing speeds, coupled with high-end technologies such as the availability of additive manufacture have allowed physical artefacts to be created on demand, leading to a proliferation of experimental practice. Whilst experimentation is the norm in art, commercial design tends to favour more established and formalised methodologies. For instance, software developers that aim to create dependency on their products adopt structured workflows that discourage practitioners from straying from the established path. In furthering the search for creativity, this paper argues that designers must look to the unorthodox experimentation of art and to harness the use of emerging technology. The paper reviews current literature and charts the rise of 3D digital design practice, with a central focus on work produced by means of additive manufacture. It examines several case studies on the use of experimental digital techniques in design practice before discussing the benefits and pitfalls of such an approach and speculates on future developments. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher The 2nd International Conference on Design Creativity (ICDC2012) en
dc.subject additive manufacture en
dc.subject emerging technologies en
dc.subject 3D digital techniques en
dc.title Experimental 3D Digital Techniques in Design Practice en
dc.type Conference en
dc.researchgroup Interactive and Media Technologies
dc.researchgroup Digital Building Heritage Group
dc.peerreviewed Yes en

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