If one examines the typical working methods used today in the design process, one can observe the parallel, sequential use of “established” tools on the one hand and digital tools on the other. The individual tools are usually independent of one another so that one has to constantly switch between the analogue and digital tools, consequently interrupting the thought process.
The aim of the project is to resolve this discrepancy and provide the architect with a working tool that, through an integrated workflow, supports the design process by providing objective assistance but without interrupting the thought process.
Requirements for a design tool
- Suitable for use as tool for thinking
- Seamless integration into the workflow
- Intuitive human-computer interface
- Provides direct feedback in the form, for example, of analyses and simulations.