Designing and learning within the design

GU N., Guel L. F., MAHER M. L.

12th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, Nanijing, PEOPLES R CHINA, 19 - 21 April 2007, pp.127-132 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Nanijing
  • Country: PEOPLES R CHINA
  • Page Numbers: pp.127-132
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


Within most architecture and design schools, 3D virtual worlds are traditionally perceived and used as a CAAD tool for modelling and collaboration. Building on the understanding of virtual worlds as the extension of our physical environments where people can inhabit and participate in a variety of activities, we teach designing virtual worlds as a design subject which considers 3D virtual worlds as a different kind of environment design other than a technical tool for supporting design simulation and collaboration. This paper reports on our teaching experience, as well as discusses the principles for designing and teaching in 3D virtual worlds.