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Welcome to the Design Computation Wiki. We are a free semantic framework for design and computation theories, applications, relevant scientific research and associated technologies. Design Computation is written collaboratively by expert volunteers. Any invited collaborator with Internet access can write and make changes to wiki articles, except in limited cases where editing is restricted to prevent disruption or vandalism.

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Themes & Keynotes

Interesting topics grouped by themes.

Theme Description
Design Information Modelling Explore topics like BIM, Virtual Environments, Simulation, Imaging and Visualization.
Creativity Cognition Explore Design Cognition, AI and Semiology.
Fabrication and Processes Explore emergent fabrication technologies.
Ambient intelligence Explore IOT topics.


Keynotes are writtend by experts on relevant research pathways. Some of the Keynotes are:

Theme Description
On cities and information
On geometrical modelling
On generative design
On spatial cognition

Critical Global Challenges

Some of the global challenges we are facing are Sustainability, with most sustainability issues require systemic change, and systemic change requires collaboration among all of us to attain positive sustainability changes.

Global Health deals with the fact that one billion people lack access to health care systems and this can be eliminated by design.

Cultural Understanding is the foundation of communication and the ability to stand back from ourselves and becoming aware of our cultural values, beliefs, and perceptions.

Justice and Equality challenges are about braking down the barriers that people face to just solutions and equality of opportunity.

Human Wellbeing looks beyond traditional definitions of health and examines the wide range of disciplines that contribute to our sense of wellbeing.

The UK Industrial Strategy sets out Grand Challenges to put the UK at the forefront of the industries of the future, ensuring that the UK takes advantage of major global changes, improving people’s lives and the country’s productivity.

The first 4 Grand Challenges are focused on the global trends which will transform our future:

  • Artificial Intelligence and data
  • Ageing society
  • Clean growth
  • Future of mobility

Th UK is developing ambitious missions to tackle the Grand Challenges. Each of these will focus on a specific problem, bringing government, businesses and organisations across the country together to make a real difference to people’s lives.

Find out more about the missions at the Policy paper on Grand Challenges