DCC'16 Program (Venues)

Workshop Location
Pre-conference workshops on June 25 and June 26, 2016 will be held in North Garage (2311 N Campus Drive)
Lunch can be purchased at the Peeled juice Bar next to the workshop rooms.

Conference Session Locations
Conference sessions Monday (June 27) and Wednesday (June 29) will be held at the Norris Center, located on Lake Michigan.
Conference sessions Tuesday (June 28) will be held in the Technological Institute (2145 Sheridan Rd.).

(Note swap of date and time of Workshop 2 with Workshop 7)
Saturday 25 June 2016, North Garage
0830 - 0900 Registration
0900 - 1230 Workshop 1 (Krebs classroom): Prototyping in Practice: Methods and Tradeoffs in Prototyping for Engineering Designs
0900 - 1230 Workshop 7 (Pedula classroom): Computational and Cognitive Models of Problem Framing and Reframing for Creative Design
1345 - 1400 Registration
1400 - 1730 Workshop 3 (Krebs classroom): Games for Design Research and Education
1400 - 1730 Workshop 4 (Pedula classroom): Complex Networks and Design: How the Linked View Changes Products, Processes and Organizations
Sunday 26 June 2016, North Garage
0830 - 0900 Registration
0900 - 1230 Workshop 5 (Krebs classroom): Design Creativity Workshop 2016
0900 - 1230 Workshop 6 (Pedula classroom): Advances in Shape Grammars: Implemented Shape Grammar
1345 - 1400 Registration
1400 - 1730 Workshop 2 (Krebs classroom): Advances in Cognitive Studies of Design
1400 - 1730 Workshop 8 (Pedula classroom): Design Descriptions: Conceptual and Computational Challenges

Pre-Conference Mixer - Meet at 7:00pm for informal mixer at the Celtic Knot Public House, ask for DCC16 map (cost not included in conference registration fee).

Day One

Monday 27 June 2016, Louis Room, Norris Center
0800 - 0900 Registration
0900 - 0915 Opening
0915 - 1015

Keynote Speaker
Barbara Tversky
Psychology at Stanford University
Psychology at Columbia Teachers College

1015 - 1045 Break
1045 - 1245

Session 1: Design Creativity
Chair: Ashok Goel
Reducing Information to Stimulate Design Imagination
Shiro Inoue, Paul Rodgers and Andy Tennant

Novelty, Conventionality, and Value of Invention
Yuejun He and Jianxi Luo
Characterizing Tangible Interaction During a Creative Combination Task
Mary Lou Maher, John Gero, Lina Lee and Tim Clausner
Dissecting Creativity: How Dissection Virtuality, Analogical Distance, and Product Complexity Impact Creativity and Self-efficacy
Elizabeth Starkey, Alex McKay, Scarlett Miller and Samuel Hunter
Session Discussion

1245 - 1400 Lunch (Northwestern Room & Lake Room)
1400 - 1545

Session 2: Design Cognition – Design Approaches
Chair: Mary Lou Maher
What Can We Learn From Autistic People About Cognitive Abilities Essential To Design? An Exploratory Study
Andy Dong and Ann Heylighen
Solution-oriented Versus Novelty-oriented Leadership Instructions: Cognitive Effect on Creative Ideation
Hicham Ezzat, Marine Agogué, Pascal Le Masson and Benoit Weil
A Protocol Study of Cognitive Chunking in Free-Hand Sketching during Creative Ideation in Design
Omar Galil, Kirill Martusevich and Chiradeep Sen
A Systematic Review of Protocol Studies on Conceptual Design Cognition
Laura Hay, Chris McTeague, Alex Duffy, Laura Pidgeon, Tijana Vuletic and Madeleine Grealy
Session Discussion

1545 - 1615 Break
1615 - 1815

Session 3: Design Support
Chair: Saeema Ahmed-Kristensen
Is Biologically Inspired Design Domain Independent?
Ashok Goel, Christian Tuchez, William Hancock and Keith Frazer
A Meta-Analytic Approach for Uncovering Neural Activation Patterns of Sustainable Product Preference Decisions
Kosa Gouchert-Lambert, Jarrod Moss and Jonathan Cagan
Second Guessing – Designer Classification of Problem Definition Fragments
Meghna Polimera, Mahmoud Dinar and Jami Shah
The Analysis and Presentation of Patents to Support Engineering Design
Gokula Vasantha, Jonathan Corney, Ross Maclachlan and Andrew Wodehouse

Session Discussion

1845 Reception - Norris Center, Starbuck's Lounge & South Lawn
Segal Design Institute Research Poster Exhibition

Day Two

Tuesday 28 June 2016, LR4, Technological Institute
0800 - 0830 Registration
0830 - 1030

Session 4: Design Grammars
Chair: Stephan Rudolph
Classifications of Shape Grammars
Sara Garcia
From Shape Computations to Shape Decompositions
Djordje Krstic
Automated Induction of General Grammars for Design
Mark Whiting, Jonathan Cagan and Philip Leduc
Generative Shape Design using 3D Spatial Grammars and Simulation
Luca Zimmermann, Tian Chen and Kristina Shea

Session Discussion

1030 - 1100 Break
1100 - 1230

Session 5: Design Cognition – Designer Behaviors
Chair: Alex Duffy
Comparing Two Communication Models of Team Design Activities
Hao Jiang and John Gero
Individual Differences in Tendency for Design Fixation
Song Lai and Li Shu
Functional Thinking: A Protocol Study to Map Modeling Behavior of Designers
Ashwinraj Thiagarajan, Apurva Patel, Steven O'Shields and Joshua Summers
To Copy or not to Copy: The Influence of Instructions in Design Inspiration and Fixation Experiments
Luis Vasconcelos, Chih-Chun Chen, Eloise Taysom and Nathan Crilly
Session Discussion

1230 - 1345 Lunch (Technological Institute Back/East Plaza)
1345 - 1430

Session 6: Poster Session 1
Chair: Joshua Summers

Poster presentations - list of posters

1430 - 1515 Break Including Poster Viewing
1515 - 1700

Session 7: Design Processes
Chair: Andy Dong
A Self-Organizing Map Based Approach to Adaptive System Formation
Dizhou Lu and Yan Jin
Utilizing Markov Chains to Understand Operation Sequencing in Design Tasks
Christopher McComb, Jonathan Cagan and Kenneth Kotovsky
Designerly Pick and Place: Coding Physical Model Making as Preparation for Better Robotic Interaction
Daniel Smithwick, David Kirsh and Larry Sass
Knowledge Distribution and the Effect of Design Tools on the Design Process
Mina Tahsiri, Jonathan Hale and Chantelle Niblock
Session Discussion


Bus to Conference Dinner
Pickup outside Technological Institute


Conference Dinner – School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) Ballroom
Dinner Speaker: Matthew Cummins, Artist-in-Residence, Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
Presentation of Best Paper Prizes
(after dinner explore Millenium Park and bus back at 2130 and 2200 or make your own way back)

Day Three

Wednesday 29 June 2016, Louis Room, Norris Center
0845 - 1045

Session 8: Design Synthesis
Chair: Jonathan Cagan

A Heuristic Approach for the Automated Generation of Furniture Layout Schemes in Residential Spaces
Sherif Abdelmohsen, Ayman Assem, Sherif Tarabishy and Ahmed Ibrahim
3DDJ: An Analytical and Generative Design System for Synthesizing High-Performance Textures from 3D Scans
Sayjel Patel, Kam-Ming Tam and Caitlin Mueller
Automated Best Connected Rectangular Floor Plans

Krishnendra Shekhawat and José Duarte
Individual Coffee Maker Design Using Graph-Based Design Languages
Claudia Tonhaeuser and Stephan Rudolph
Session Discussion

1045 - 1115 Break
1115 - 1245

Session 9: Design Activity
Yan Jin
Translating Analytical Descriptions of Cities into Synthetic Urban Design Models
Kinda Al Sayed and Alan Penn
Exploring the Cognitive Dynamics of Product Adoption
Niccolò Becattini, Gaetano Cascini and Francesca Montagna
Characterising the Visual Information Interaction of Engineers
Duncan Boa and Ben Hicks
Personalised Specific Curiosity for Computational Design Systems
Kazjon Grace, Mary Lou Maher, David Wilson and Nadia Najjar
Session Discussion

1245 - 1400 Lunch (Northwestern Room & Lake Room)
1400 - 1500

Session 10: Poster Session 2
Chair: Alison McKay

Posters presentations - list of posters

1500 - 1600 Break Including Poster Viewing
1600 - 1800

Session 11: Design Knowledge
Chair: Ben Hicks
Experiences with Large Learner Data for Understanding How People Design: Insights and Lessons Learned
Robin Adams and Molly Goldstein
Generalizability of Document Features for Learning Rationale
Benjamin Rogers, Connor Justice, Tanmay Mathur and Janet Burge
The Topology of Social Influence and the Dynamics of Design Product Adoption
Somwrita Sarkar and John Gero
Using Graph Complexity Connectivity Method to Predict Information from Design Representations: A Comparative Study

Sri Ram Mohinder Cherkadu Vasala, Amaninder Gill and Joshua Summers
Identifying Latent, Time-Dependent Product Features From Online Reviews
Dedy Suryadi and Harrison Kim
Session Discussion

1800 - 1815 Closing - Presentation of Best Poster and Best Presentation Prizes

Conference Preprints for registrants only (download)

Conference Poster Abstracts for registrants only (download)