Design Collaboration: Harvard-NCTU Experiences

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Remote invited presentation in the International Symposium on Recent Trends in Global E-Learning and Collaboration (March, 2007) in Hosei University, Tokyo, Japan.

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Design Collaboration: Harvard-NCTU Experiences

  1. 1. Design Collaboration Harvard-NCTU Experiences June-Hao Hou, DDes Assistant Professor Graduate Institute of Architecture National Chiao Tung University Hsinchu, Taiwan 1
  2. 2. Collaborations in the Building Industry is Sophisticated 2
  3. 3. Virtual Design Studio ‘96 Monument to 1997 Competition HKU, UBC, Cornell & NCTU Final Design by Team 21 3
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  5. 5. Bandwidth! Bandwidth! Bandwidth! 5
  6. 6. Harvard GSD ‘98-’03 6
  7. 7. Center for Design Informatics, ‘01 7
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  11. 11. Remote Student 11
  12. 12. Tasks • Student based in Honolulu, Hawaii • 1-2 physical visits annually • All research and meetings thru VC • Participate to school curriculums actively, e.g. TA • VC configuration 12
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  16. 16. Design Studio 16
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  23. 23. NCTU since ‘03 • MArchI & MArchII • MS & PhD in Digital Media: – CAD/CAM – Virtual/Augmented Reality – Networked Space & Cyberspace – Human-Computer Interaction 23
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  25. 25. Ocean Taiwan Workshop ‘04 With Spunik & Vicente Guallart 25
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  27. 27. Frequent Usage • Invited/Guest lectures (class & workshop) • Thesis committee meeting • Team collaborations • Research 27
  28. 28. Reflection • Trend of adopting low-cost (free) tools • Market share of Hi-end products • Cost of communication – Required pre-process? • Effective configuration for VC – Special needs for design professions – HD 28
  29. 29. Thank You 29

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