Studying Co-design - How Place and Representation Would Change the Codesign Behavior?

Gül L. F., Uzun C., Halıcı S. M.

in: Computer-Aided Architectural Design. Future Trajectories, Gülen Çağdaş,Mine Özkar,Leman Figen Gül,Ethem Gürer, Editor, Springer, Singapore, pp.212-230, 2017

  • Publication Type: Book Chapter / Chapter Vocational Book
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Publisher: Springer
  • City: Singapore
  • Page Numbers: pp.212-230
  • Editors: Gülen Çağdaş,Mine Özkar,Leman Figen Gül,Ethem Gürer, Editor
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


This paper reports the results of a protocol study that explores behavior of designers while they design in pairs using sketching (analogue and remote) and 3D modeling tools (co-located and remote) in co-located and remote locations. The design protocol videos were collected, transcribed, segmented and coded with the customized coding scheme. The coded protocol data was examined to understand the changes of designers’ co-design process and their activities of making representation in four different settings. This paper discusses the impact of location and types of representation on collaborative design. The paper concludes that designers were able to adapt their collaboration and design strategies in accordance with the affordability of the used digital environments.