Naghmi Shireen

Naghmi Shireen
Simon Fraser University · School of Interactive Arts and Technology

PhD in Computational Design

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August 2010 - present
Simon Fraser University

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Today’s generative design tools and large screen displays present opportunities for designers to explore large number of design alternatives. Besides numerous studies in design, the act of exploring design space is yet to be integrated in the design of new digital media. To understand how designer’s search patterns will uncover when provided with a...
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Computer Aided Design (CAD) tools provide little direct support for working with multiple parallel designs. This lack of version-control has lead designers to adopt ad-hoc techniques, such as opening two files side-by-side; layering designs for comparison; copy-pasting partial solutions to merge; saving versions manually, etc. These techniques for...
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In this poster, we present two prototype systems (CAMBRIA and Dependency Graph Interface) as an extension to existing parametric CAD tools that enable parallel generation and editing of design alternatives. CAMBRIA is a prototype built for 2D vector drawings. It features a small but powerful set of multi-state parallel editing operations (pass obje...
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A parametric cylinder with four possible heights, radii and color values can create sixty-four alternative solutions ABSTRACT Although generative and parametric design methods open possibilities for working with a large number of solutions, there is almost no computational support for designers to directly manage, sort, filter, and select the gener...
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The existing research on design space exploration favors the exploration of multiple parallel designs, however the act of exploring a design space is still to be integrated in the design of new digital media. We conducted an experiment to understand how designers navigate through large numbers of design alternatives generated from parametric models...
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Generative design tools together with large screen displays provide designers an opportunity to explore large numbers of design alternatives. There are numerous design studies on exploring multiple simultaneous designs, but few present interface solutions and system features for such exploration. To the best of my knowledge, no study probes explori...
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Crowdsourcing is a powerful approach for tapping into the collective insights of diverse crowds. Thus, crowdsourcing has potential to support designers in making sense of a design space. In this hands-on workshop, we will brainstorm and conceptualise new user interfaces and crowdsourcing systems for supporting designers in the design process. The w...
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Computational tools mainly support authoring single-state models, which fall short in enabling designers to work with multiple solutions side-byside. This is a natural design behaviour commonly observed when designers use other media or improvise digital tools to explore alternatives. In this paper we attempt to formalize a method that aims to help...
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Working with multiple alternatives is a central activity in design; therefore, we expect computational systems to support such work.There is a need to find out the tool features supporting this central activity so that we can build new systems.To explore such features, we propose a method that aims to enable interaction with a large number of desig...
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We present GEM-NI -- a graph-based generative-design tool that supports parallel exploration of alternative designs. Producing alternatives is a key feature of creative work, yet it is not strongly supported in most extant tools. GEM-NI enables various forms of exploration with alternatives such as parallel editing, recalling history, branching, me...
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Exploring problems through multiple alternatives is a key aspect of design. In this paper, we present a prototype system as an extension to existing parametric CAD tools that enables parallel generation and editing of design alternatives. The system is built on two fundamental ideas. First, use of subjunctive dependency graphs enables simultaneous...
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In this paper, the effects of design-task specificity level on design space exploration are studied. An experiment was conducted to study the effects of goals and methods on design process and design solutions by 16 individual designers, who performed two design tasks under different combination of design goal and method specifications. Protocol an...

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I am extracting data based on analyzing 2- to 3-hours long videos. I am looking for some software that can help speed up this encoding process. The resultant data includes snapshots, descriptive and qualitative markers. Anyone with previous experience with video analysis, please help! Tool's ability to generate graphics will be a big plus. (NOTE: have already tried NVivo - does not work well for my purposes)

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The project explores different ways to represent and manage multiple design solutions in a single interface on a large screen.