NU Genesis

Nakapan W., Gu N., Gül L. F., Williams A.

14th Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia: Between Man and Machine - Integration, Intuition, Intelligence, 2009 TAIWAN CAADRIA, Douliou, Yunlin, Taiwan, 22 - 24 April 2009, pp.257-265 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Douliou, Yunlin
  • Country: Taiwan
  • Page Numbers: pp.257-265
  • Keywords: 3D virtual worlds, Alternative design, Virtual design studio
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


This paper presents a journal of unique design ideas emerged from a virtual collaborative design studio between Rangsit University. Thailand and University of Newcastle, Australia. "NU Genesis", a virtual island in "Second Life" is used as an experimental platform, allowing the two universities to collaborate in design and learning across the continent. The presented designs are analyzed and evaluated to highlight the new design potentials in 3D virtual worlds, such as new design context and design support, and examples of the unique design usage of these potentials in future design practices. The design experiences and outcomes of the individual and collaborative projects are also discussed.