Computational and Cognitive Models of Problem Framing and Reframing for Creative Design
Important Dates
May 27 Submissions due
June 10 Notification of acceptance
26 June 2:00pm-5:30pm Workshop

Workshop Aim:

To discuss the role of framing in models of design, as well as the challenge of implementing framing (and related behaviors like interpretation, reflection, and re-representation) in computational design systems. We intend to bring together researchers involved in different aspects of computational framing, facilitate discussion between these diverse perspectives, identify commonalities, and propose future collaborations. We invite researchers in both computational and cognitive studies of problem framing to participate.

Workshop Chairs
Kazjon Grace (k.grace@uncc.edu)
Mary Lou Maher (m.maher@uncc.edu)
Program Committee
  • David Brown
  • Jeffrey Nickerson
  • Rafael Perez y Perez
Workshop Notes
Workshop Proposal

Submission information:

Those wishing to participate are asked to submit two things: 1) a brief (<300wd) abstract describing their perspective on computational framing in design, and 2) a paper (published or unpublished) relating to the themes of the workshop and detailing their prior work in the area. Both should be submitted to the workshop chairs by May 27th. Submissions should not be anonymized. Submissions will be reviewed for relevance by the committee, and then all abstracts and papers will be made publicly available on the web for participants to view and discuss on prior to the workshop.

Workshop format:

The workshop format will allow participants to focus on how their own research is perceived and contributes to other perspectives. 6-8 attendees will be selected by the organizers to give a 10 minute short talk on two themes: what is the role of problem-framing in design (overall - not just computational design) and how has your work made progress towards operationalizing it. Short question periods will follow each talk, with a larger discussion session (15-20mins) after each group of related presentations. The second half of the workshop will be a collaborative brainstorming and discussion session focusing on three questions: 1) What are the commonalities and distinctions in existing models of problem framing in design?, 2) what aspects of problem framing have been successfully operationalized in computational models of design? and 3) what aspects of problem framing have thus far not been successfully operationalized in computational models of design?

Attendees at the workshop need to register either as an addition to the DCC'16 conference registration at a cost of $30, or if not registered for the conference at a cost of $60. Please go the DCC16 conference homepage and then to Registration to register.

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