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Situated design computing: a new paradigm to support design

Funding: 2005: $130,000
2006: $125,000
2007: $130,000
2008: $130,000

Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Research Council (ARC Discovery Projects)

Start year: 2007

Summary: A country like Australia with its twin disadvantages of distance from its large markets and small population as its own market has to found its goals in its wealth production on its ability to compete at the high value-adding loci of the economy. Design is a precursor to superior products and is one of the nation's high value-adding wealth generating activities. This project aims to lay the foundations for a new class of design support tools that have the capacity to be used at a variety of stages in the design process including those stages where major decisions are being taken. This will have the potential to improve the efficacy and the efficiency of Australian design and hence make it more globally competitive.


Kannengiesser, U & Gero, JS 2012, 'A Process Framework of Affordances in Design', Design Issues, vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 50-62.
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FOR Codes: Building not elsewhere classified, Building