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Mr.SHEN Tao,Human Life Design Area,received the Top 10% Paper Award in ICDC 2018.

Mr.SHEN Tao,the first year doctral student in Nagai Lab. of Human Life Design Area,received the Top 10% Paper Award in ICDC 2018.

International Conference on Design Creativity(ICDC) is one of the highest level conference of design creativity which offered a forum for all those actively studying the topic of creativity within design. Founded by the Special Interest Group (SIG) on Design Creativity and supported by the Design Society, this conference was held in the University of Bath to study the nature of design creativity.

■Date Awarded
February 2, 2018

Effects of Unfolding Techniques as Design Stimuli in Building Design

Through paper folding techniques, i.e. origami, people can make fascinating 3D forms from 2D sheets. Many architects utilise folding techniques in their design process as design stimuli. However, the reverse process, unfolding 3D forms, presents computational geometry problems, and there is limited research that clarifies how designers can use theses unfolding techniques. In this study, we begin by introducing a computational geometry method for generating common developments by unfolding 3D plural cuboids. Next, this paper presents the results of an experiment where extended protocol analysis methods were used to examine the effects of using the unfolding techniques as design stimuli during concept generation. The results show that the unfolding techniques promote creativity in building design and enhance participants' extension of idea space from the microscopic perspective.

It's a great privilege to receive the Top 10% Paper Award in ICDC 2018. My deepest gratitude goes first to Professor Yukari Nagai, my supervisor, for her constant encouragement and guidance. Secondly, I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to Design Society which is a non-profit making organization whose members share a common interest in design especially Design Creativity, Design Creativity is truly a vital and interdisciplinary academic research field that will interest and stimulate researchers of engineering design, industrial design, architecture, art, and similar areas. Finally, I hope this paper would be a good contribution to Design Creativity.

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February 9, 2018