Architecture by tools: the syntax of drawing and the creativity of thought

Mina Tahsiri

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution book


This short paper summarizes a PhD research in progress as titled in the heading. The research investigates the effect that design tools have on the method of drawing and creativity in early stages of architectural design with an intention of contribution to the procurement of CAD tools. Currently into the second year of the PhD, pilot protocol studies have been executed and new propositions for coding schemes and method of analysis are being tested.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2015 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Creativity and Cognition
Place of PublicationNew York
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-3598-0
Publication statusPublished - 22 Jun 2015


  • CAD
  • computer aided design tools
  • architectural design


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