DS(n)F: The design studio of the (near) future
Madhavi Dattatray Chavan, University of Southern California, United States
University of Southern California . Awarded
The mission of this project is to investigate how emerging digital media technologies will influence the design of the architectural studio in the future and how students will communicate the designs.
The first step was to study the history of graphic media technology and from evolution in past and present, identify the future activities and then to incorporate those changes into the design proposal to improve and enhance the learning experience. Two adjacent studios, Watt 200 and Watt 201 (30&feet; x 60&feet; x 14&feet;) are considered for the design purpose.
The ideal learning environment integrates all elements—the students, the instructor, the space, the furnishings, the hardware, the software, and the network. This work mainly concentrates on investigating the impact of advances in digital media technology on physical attributes of an architectural design studio, and includes initial explorations into services like lighting and networking.
Chavan, M.D. DS(n)F: The design studio of the (near) future. Master's thesis, University of Southern California.
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