Synthesising computational design methods for a human-centred design framework

Urquhart, Lewis William Robert and Wodehouse, Andrew and Loudon, Brian; (2022) Synthesising computational design methods for a human-centred design framework. In: Proceedings of DESIGN Conference. The Design Society, HRV. (

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This paper presents models that identify two "cultures" of computational design practice. By reviewing the established culture of computational optimization efforts and contrasting it with the emerging work integrating human-factors into these optimizations, this paper argues that there are sets of key assumptions, outputs and tools that can be synthesized for a generalizable understanding of computational design. Furthermore, this synthesis facilitates the identification of key tools suited to computational design efforts seeking to integrate the complex data associated with human-factors.


Urquhart, Lewis William Robert ORCID logoORCID:, Wodehouse, Andrew ORCID logoORCID: and Loudon, Brian;