Visual design constraint overlays

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Undergraduate research project by Hanna Wallach, supervised by Alan Blackwell in collaboration with Robert Aish and staff of architectural practice Foster and partners.

This project explored computer tools for constraint-based design, and created a novel graphical overlay of design constraints. On the basis of this project, Hanna was nominated for, and won, the UK national prize for Computer Science student of the year.

Blackwell, A.F. and Wallach, H. (2002). Diagrammatic integration of abstract operations into software work contexts. In M. Hegarty, B. Meyer and N.H.Narayanan (Eds.), Diagrammatic Representation and Inference, Springer-Verlag, pp. 191-205.