Co-Design: digital tools for knowledge-building and decision-making in planning and design

Ana Clara Mourão Moura, Michele Campagna


Digital tools for design process, nowadays extensively popular, opened enormous operational possibilities, not only for technical practices, but also to collaborative and participatory design. Through these technological innovations, from urban planning and environmental design applications to the practice of architecture, exploration of alternative solutions is potentially faster being also potentially effective and easier understand and assess processes.

In order to create more effective design workflows at different scales, this capability requires the definition and the implementation of interoperability (not limited to setting  formats!) that optimizes the integration of information among the various project sectors.

Within this framework of co-design it is expected to highlight not only research and practice related to building at different scales (environmental and urban process), but also to focus on the specific character of drawing applications, which should be able to present an understandable "communicative interface" for everyone involved.



Geodesign; Cultural Heritage and Landscape Planning; Spatial Analysis and Visualization; Social Media Geographic Information; Planning Support System; Landscape modelling; Parametric Modelling

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