FS2015 | Creative Data Mining

Jan - 21 - 2015

FS2015 | Creative Data Mining

It is increasingly important to know how to work with big amounts of data - especially in such highly complex fields like architecture and urban planning. Thus participants will learn how to to create whole landscapes of designs in a semi-automatic manner.

Intuitively Analysing Design Ideas

It is increasingly important to know how to work with big amounts of data - especially in such highly complex fields like architecture and urban planning. This knowledge is necessary for comparing different design variations with each other or to compare design sketches to existing architecture. Thus participants will learn how to to create whole landscapes of designs in a semi-automatic manner.

At first the lectures and exercises will adress the topic of how to automatically create a good overview when multiple design alternatives are given. This seminar will start with introducing the technique of classification as powerful way of sorting all kinds of things. The first few lessons will shed a light on the math underneath and the easiest ways of applying it. Therefore we will present a special workflow of scanning selfmade design sketches and handmade heatmaps to automatically create collages out of it. This allows to find similarities in different designs or built environments and further to tag those automatically.
In a second block, the participants will use the presented method to work on a  small project on their own. They will deepen their knowledge in how to automatically compare multiple design alternatives and how to interprete the results for enriching their concepts. This block is interwoven with lessons regarding additional usecases, data acquisition and theoretical discussions. Finally the participants should be able to decide which of the big amount of data available is worth considering in their designs and how to do it.

Room & Timeslot:

HIT H12 on Mondays from 10:00 to 12:00

Supervision:

Matthias Standfest

Artem Chirkin

Requirement: Former knowledge of any digital tool or coding language is most welcome but NOT required at all. You only need to provide  a reasonable amount of motivation and of course a notebook.

Poster

Jan - 21 - 2015

Creative Data Mining Timetable

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