Inquiry into Computation and Design

Basswood and metal model of the Pritzker Pavilion.

A Gehry office model of the Pritzker Pavilion in Chicago. (Image courtesy of BAMCAT on Flickr.)

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MIT Course Number

4.580

As Taught In

Fall 2006

Level

Graduate

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Course Features

Course Description

This subject explores the varied nature and practice of computation in design. We will view computation and design broadly. Computation will include both work done on the computer (digital computing) and by-hand. Design will include both the process of making designs and artifacts, as well as the designs and artifacts themselves. The aim of the course is to develop a view of computation and design beyond the specifics of techniques and tools, and a critical, self-awareness of our own approaches and metaphors for computation and design.

Knight, Terry. 4.580 Inquiry into Computation and Design, Fall 2006. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/architecture/4-580-inquiry-into-computation-and-design-fall-2006 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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