The aim of this module is to introduce students to the use of physical and digital prototyping methods of form-finding for creative design enquiry. It extends the concepts and techniques of design
investigations to include principles of computational design. This module allows students to investigate several design concepts and workflows and create form-finding solutions and workflows that address them. They learn how abstract principles learned from physical form-finding investigations and apply them to a digital form-finding process. The module enables them to understand both general concepts and specific form-finding strategies. In addition, they gain
an understanding of principles and methods of architectural design and representation.

On completion of the module a student should be able to

  • Critically evaluate the role of computational principles and methods in a creative process.
  • Creatively apply computational principles and methods in a design process.
  • Present creative computational processes and their outcome effectively.