Design Computation 2020

9 June 2020 | QEII Centre, London, England, UK


It’s about the future of Design

Design Computation Input/ Output Conference, or simply DC I/O, was established with the premise that computational design methods should benefit from the scientific method and whenever possible, be cross-referenced in the many disciplines of design to evolve and diversify the field.

The way DC I/O is organised aims to assist in the understanding of the physical and digital relationships of producing design. It focusses on the many channels to capture the data necessary to inform design, the processes – natural and/or digital – of articulating this data input to accomplishing design, and outcomes of these processes as artefacts and references of study in the domain of computational design.

The conference publications are peer-reviewed and include the classic structure of a literature review, hypothesis, methodology, results, and discussion but they give particular emphasis to the structured statement of the computational method used and how this method represents a progression in the field of research. Accepted papers have to demonstrate testable evidence in the progression of a working hypothesis of a computational method for design.

To learn more about the people behind the conference, please visit out committee page.


Conference Aims & Objectives

The DC I/O Annual Conference creates an unique opportunity for cross-fertilisation in theory and practice of computational design and interactive techniques, inspiring progress through education, excellence, and sharing four fundamental goals:

  • Premier status as measured by community loyalty, contributor quality, external recognition, and competitor response.

  • Leading edge as recognized by discipline experts and the industry at large.

  • Effectiveness of education, interaction, and excellence as measured by contributor, committee, and community satisfaction and involvement.

  • Sustainable continuity as measured by volunteer commitment, community interest, and financial self-sufficiency.

The design computation initiative was established with the premise that computational design methods often used in Architecture and Engineering should benefit from the scientific method and whenever possible, be cross-referenced in the many fields of design to promote fruitful diversification and utility of design.

The conference aims to assist in the understanding of the physical and digital relationships of producing design. It focusses on the many channels to capture the data necessary to inform design (e.g. reality capture), the processes – natural and/or digital – of articulating this data input to accomplishing design, and outcomes of these processes as artefacts and references of study in the domain of computational design research.

The conference papers are peer-reviewed and include the classic structure of a literature review, hypothesis, methodology, results, and discussion but they give particular emphasis to the structured statement of the computational method used and how this method represents a progression in the field of research. Accepted papers have to demonstrate testable evidence in the progression of a working hypothesis of a computational method for design.

Accepted papers have to demonstrate testable evidence in the progression of a working hypothesis of the computational method in question. Authors can also opt to publish part or all of their research in the Design Computation Semantic Wiki under the relevant Creative Commons license.