Evolutionary Transition: A generative data flow between digital and physical realms
A Art, Engineering, Maths & Computing project
|Academic Institution:||Aalto University|
|Course:||Doctoral Programme in Arts, Design and Architecture, 2017-2021|
|User Profile:||Emrecan Gulay|
What is your motivation for doing a PhD?
After obtaining a BA degree from Bilkent University I enrolled to an MA Architecture course in England. During my master studies at the University for the Creative Arts in Canterbury (UK), I was able to express and advance my knowledge of built and occupied space, through direct 1:1 scale making. I had the opportunity to undertake individual thematic investigations which incorporated rapid prototyping, experimenting, re-designing and crafting. This provided a performative basis for the assessment of my design ambition, ability and research achievement. In my Doctoral studies my motivation is the skills and expertise I gained througout the begining of this idea.
Why did you choose your research topic/title
As the world of design starting to shift from the „manual‟ model toward the „computerized‟ model, a need arises to integrate two seemingly contrasting worlds, that of intuition and that of computation. While starting my project my aim was to investigate the process and evolution of a component for bridging this gap between manual and digital design decisions by employing feedback as a new type of form generator.
-Under the supervision of Digital Media tutor John Joe Brophy, I’ve completed my MA research ‘A Mobius Process: Digital Dimensions’, which earned me a Merit award.
What difference will this research make in your life and the lives of others?
Significance of these subsequent phases between digital and analog design, testing and manufacturing methods is to consolidate the lack of testing and empirical research in the field. If this study proves that the feedback obtained from digital and analog design methods can significantly refine the designed component, then the understanding of this linkage in between can help designers in making conscious and meaningful interactions with computers and manual design techniques. By employing a transition of digital and physical feedback as a form generator, this research can elucidate the influences of designer-machine interaction and narrow the gap between computation and physical design methods.