Operations: An Analogue to the Digital

Garden Street: Upstairs

As students begin to engage with digital modeling techniques in their first year of design school, issues such as design iteration, conceptual clarity, part-to-whole relationships, subjective experience, etc. can be muddied by the technical complexity that students find themselves thrown into. The work presented here is an attempt to maintain focus on those issues with physical modeling operations that are intended to be roughly analogous to those used in digital modeling. Furthermore, it is an inquiry into the place of model-making in design on a fundamental level.