Thinking difference: Theories and models of parametric design thinking

Rivka Oxman
2017 Design Studies  
Due to significant recent design-related technological developments, design theories and processes are undergoing re-formulation and an epistemological shift. The tools and practices of parametric design are beginning to impact new forms of Parametric Design Thinking (PDT). The present work is motivated by the need to explore and formulate the body of theoretical concepts of parametric design. It is built around the intersection of three areas of knowledge: cognitive models of design, digital
more » ... dels of design, and parametric tools and scripts. The work identifies forms of cognitive mechanisms in parametric design; types of logical flow of information that can be applied in digital processes for performance-based design; generative design and form finding. It explores the impact of parametric models and tools upon styles of design thinking from conception to production. These are presented as a body of knowledge in the search for thinking and process models of PDT in design.
doi:10.1016/j.destud.2017.06.001 fatcat:ca72pdizyzhblnmjodhkgx7nu4