8. Digital Tools for Creative Hinges

  1. Dr Tuba Kocatürk MSc Digital Architectural Design architect Senior Lecturer Programme Director and
  2. Dr Benachir Medjdoub PhD Lecturer Principal Investigator Reader
  1. Sean Hanna

Published Online: 20 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444392395.ch8

Distributed Intelligence in Design

Distributed Intelligence in Design

How to Cite

Hanna, S. (2011) Digital Tools for Creative Hinges, in Distributed Intelligence in Design (eds T. Kocatürk and B. Medjdoub), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444392395.ch8

Editor Information

  1. School of the Built Environment, Salford University, UK

Author Information

  1. University College London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 7 JAN 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444333381

Online ISBN: 9781444392395



  • digital tools for creative hinges;
  • digital tools, in design - not as a means of speeding up or automating;
  • roles for technology in communication - emergence of design ideas, rationalisation and innovation;
  • building information modelling (BIM) - not design;
  • geometry based on a different concept - Voronoi regions, than surface normals;
  • digital tools, being precise - computation in design process, on fixing of concepts;
  • teaching computational methods in design - methods of production and construction, the greatest benefits;
  • rationalization, and fixing concepts - for production, innovation interpreting things in a different way;
  • current state of CAD and computation;
  • algorithms, allowing one to change - from representation to representation, whether standard or non-standard


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Distributed intelligence in design

  • Design is not just production

  • The design process: An example

  • Rationalisation and production

  • Innovation and interpretation

  • The current state of CAD and computation

  • Future methods

  • References