The Dilemma - The creation of Forms via Digital or manual models

Bente Dahl Thomsen, Marianna Chraudin

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Abstract

3D CAD sculpturing with subsequent printing or milling of physical models is becoming increasingly popular amongst university students and graduated designers. Thus this article raises the very pertinent question: If central parts of the process of form creation are solely based on 3D CAD sculpturing, what are the consequences for the result of the form creation? This question raises a new question: How do we set up a interpretation model for the registering of the characters that the digital and the manual process of form creations leave in the prototype? This question lays the ground for a discussion and the three week student project that took place February 5 - 26, 2008 in which 2nd years students could choose to design a computer mouse or a door handle.

The study revealed that digital process of form creation often results in more symmetrical and compound forms than manual process of form creation.

Translated title of the contributionDilemmaet - formudvikling via digital eller fysik model.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationE&PDE08 'New Perspctives in design Education' : Universitat Politecnica de Catalunay Bercelona, Spain
EditorsAnna Clarke, Mike Evatt, Peter Hogarth, Joaquim Lloveras, Luis Pons
Number of pages6
VolumeDS46
PublisherArtyplan Clobal Printers Ltd
Publication date2008
Pages345-350
ISBN (Print)1-904670-04-0
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventThe 10th engineering and product design education International conference - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 4 Sep 20085 Sep 2008
Conference number: 10

Conference

ConferenceThe 10th engineering and product design education International conference
Number10
Country/TerritorySpain
CityBarcelona
Period04/09/200805/09/2008

Keywords

  • Digital model
  • physical model
  • aesthetics value
  • design
  • point system

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