The effects of performance-based design tools on design thinking process

2022-2
Görgün Göksu, Gizem
Design thinking is identified as a paradigm for dealing with problems in many professions, particularly in the field of Architecture. The design thinking process is fundamentally problem-solving to find the best solution. The complexity of design problems increases because different conditions have various and unique requirements. With technological development, designers have started to use design support tools to find the most proper solution to complex problems. Performative architecture is designed using digital technologies to challenge the design of the built environment. This study intends to explore and analyze the influence of performative design tools on the design thinking process. Observing and evaluating the designer’s activity is crucial while using performative design to understand the design thinking process. The study aims to review the research on design thinking and design methods and the evolution of performance-based design throughout history. It is further intended to assess the influence of performative design tools on design thinking abilities with a given design problem. The analysis will be conducted with participants by giving them a design task, and they will be required to use performance-based design tools. The study has two main steps, the first is the design task using performance-based design tools, and the second is the analysis of these design processes. It is intended to use a combined methodology of think-aloud protocol, interviews with the participants, and Linkography.

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Citation Formats
G. Görgün Göksu, “The effects of performance-based design tools on design thinking process,” M.Arch. - Master of Architecture, Middle East Technical University, 2022.