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CAD and creativity: does the computer really help?

Lawson, B. (2002) CAD and creativity: does the computer really help? Leonardo, 35 (3). pp. 327-331. ISSN 1530-9282


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We are frequently told by its exponents that computeraided design (CAD) liberates designers and gives them new ways of envisioning their work, but is this really true? CAD in architecture is examined to see to what extent it has enhanced creativity in design. This is partly done by applying a test of creativity advanced by contemporary architect Herman Hertzberger. In this analysis, CAD is found somewhat wanting, and some suggestions are made as to why this might be so.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: © 2002 ISAST. Reproduced in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy.
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Social Sciences (Sheffield) > School of Architecture (Sheffield)
Depositing User: Repository Assistant
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2006
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2014 15:16
Published Version: http://www.mitpressjournals.org/toc/leon/35/3;jses...
Status: Published
Publisher: MIT Press
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1162/002409402760105361
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/1427

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