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Welcome to the Design Computation Wiki. We are a free semantic framework for design and computation theories, applications and associated technologies. Design Computation is a wiki written collaboratively by expert volunteers. This wiki aims to map the many interconnected domains related to design and computation theories, applications and associated technologies. Any invited collaborator with Internet access can write and make changes to Design Computation 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 spacial 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 the foundation of communication and the ability of standing 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.