A METHOD FOR EXPANDING THE HUMAN VISUALISING ABILITY: DESIGNING COMPLICATED THREE-DIMENSIONAL GEOMETRICAL SHAPES THROUGH MATHEMATICAL EXTRAPOLATION

DS 89: Proceedings of The Fifth International Conference on Design Creativity (ICDC 2018), University of Bath, Bath, UK

Year: 2018
Editor: Elies Dekoninck, Andrew Wodehouse, Chris Snider, Georgi Georgiev, Gaetano Cascini
Author: Kaori Yamada, Shinjiro Ito, Toshiharu Taura
Series: ICDC
Section: POSTER 1: SHORT PRESENTATIONS
Page(s): 54-61
ISBN: 978-1-904670-97-1
ISSN: 2220-4342

Abstract

This research focuses on the role of technology in creative thinking in design. Human thinking space can be expanded with the help of technology, thereby enabling humans to generate entirely new ideas that are otherwise difficult to imagine. This research aims to generate three-dimensional geometrical shapes with a computer, which are so complicated that they cannot be visualised easily in the human mind but are deemed interesting. This research tries to develop a method for designing three-dimensional geometrical shapes in which the parameters of shapes recorded in a computer are mathematically extrapolated to create more complicated shapes. In an experiment, subjects were asked to create new shapes in accordance with this method. The results indicate that new geometrical shapes generated by mathematical extrapolation, which cannot be visualized by the human mind alone, are considered by the subjects as interesting as those created by themselves.

Keywords: three-dimensional geometrical shape, design support, mathematical extrapolation

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