Clarice Bleil De Souza
Research Group: Architectural Science Group
Welsh School of Architecture
Bute Building, King Edward VII Avenue
My research is about critically exploring the problem-solving side of design thinking
and how it affects and is affected by the use of computer tools, especially the
environmental design ones.
I am interested in the debate on paradigms involved in engineering and architecture
design problem-solving, i.e. what are the worldviews behind them, how these paradigms
are used to articulate representation systems and practices and how these representation
systems and practices are related to environmental computer tools used, or to be used, in
the everyday activities of the practitioners.
Some of my specific interests are the following:
1) In the design context, when environmental issues are part of the design agenda:
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