D-Star: System Feature for Interacting with Alternatives
Designers rapidly make plentiful and available design representations as they work. We label such work patterns as "design dialog." We introduce key design elements for a new kind of interface to parametric modelers aimed at supporting such dialog and at capturing the design space it induces and demonstrate these with a prototype system D.Star. The interface is explicitly multi-state, that is, it supports access to and editing of multiple alternatives simultaneously. Multi-state interaction enables new types of design operators that take multiple alternatives as input and produce multiple alternatives as output. We demonstrate several new operators as examples of a much larger set of new operators made possible by the new system design.
selected alternative (50), parametric modeler (40), collection view (40)
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