This project explores the dynamics of a design-domain specific and tool-based social network (i.e. Grasshopper3D), which is characterized by a highly technical and task-driven perspective. It demonstrates that the increasingly interwoven relationship between designers and their digital tools can be quantitatively analyzed as a graph-based dataset in gaining insights on the changing landscape of architectural design trends. It also serves as a plausible research framework for uncovering implicit correlations between the nature of social networks and our near future architectural design trends in a data-driven manner.
keywords: Design Data, Social Networks, Digital Design Tools, Parametric Design, Collaborative Design
author & coding: Immanuel Koh
presented: Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) London Research Seminar 2016
Image credits: Immanuel Koh