Observing the observers : a new experimental paradigm for the study of seeing and drawing
New experimental paradigm for the study of seeing and drawing
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
Terry Knight and Patrick H. Winston.
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One way to study how people design is to understand how others observe them designing. I take a step towards this understanding by examining how people segment visual design events temporally, in other words, how they divide these events into smaller pieces. I developed a methodology to comparatively study how multiple observers segment design events. In order to test my methodology, I conducted an experiment. In this experiment, I compared different attributes of a design event to see if some attributes communicate more meaning than others. From the results of the experiment, I observed that the segmentation of the design event was affected more by the gestures of the designer than by the produced designs. My observations suggest computational principles that could be used to develop computational design assistants that better understand designers intentions.
Thesis: S.M., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Architecture, 2018.Thesis: S.M., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 2018.This electronic version was submitted by the student author. The certified thesis is available in the Institute Archives and Special Collections.Cataloged from student-submitted PDF version of thesis.Includes bibliographical references (pages -42).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Architecture.; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Architecture., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.