Computational Composites

Vallgårda, Anna and Redström, Johan (2007) Computational Composites. In: SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, April 28 - May 03, 2007, San Jose, California, USA.

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Computational composite is introduced as a new type of composite material. Arguing that this is not just a metaphorical maneuver, we provide an analysis of computational technology as material in design, which shows how computers share important characteristics with other materials used in design and architecture. We argue that the notion of computational composites provides a precise understanding of the computer as material, and of how computations need to be combined with other materials to come to expression as material. Besides working as an analysis of computers from a designer's point of view, the notion of computational composites may also provide a link for computer science and human-computer interaction to an increasingly rapid development and use of new materials in design and architecture.

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