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A novel systematic approach for analysing exploratory design ideation (2019)
Journal Article
Hay, L., Duffy, A. H. B., Grealy, M., Tahsiri, M., McTeague, C., & Vuletic, T. (in press). A novel systematic approach for analysing exploratory design ideation. Journal of Engineering Design, 1-23. https://doi.org/10.1080/09544828.2019.1662381

Two kinds of design ideation process may be distinguished in terms of the problems addressed: (i) solution-focused, i.e. generating solutions to address a fixed problem specifying a desired output; and (ii) exploratory, i.e. considering different int... Read More about A novel systematic approach for analysing exploratory design ideation.

A Multisensory Virtual Environment for OSH Training (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Tahsiri, M., Lawson, G., Abdullah, C., & Roper, T. (2018). A Multisensory Virtual Environment for OSH Training. https://doi.org/10.1109/VR.2018.8446431

© 2018 IEEE. This paper presents a multisensory and low-cost virtual training simulator developed in Unity 3D, with the aim of improving the effectiveness of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) training. The prototype system facilitates heat and sme... Read More about A Multisensory Virtual Environment for OSH Training.

Knowledge distribution and the effect of design tools on the design process (2017)
Book Chapter
Tahsiri, M., Hale, J., & Niblock, C. (2017). Knowledge distribution and the effect of design tools on the design process. In J. Gero (Ed.), Design Computing and Cognition '16, 437-455. Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-44989-0_24

This paper compares the cognitive performance of architecture students when designing tasks using one of the three design tools: pencil and paper, software Sketch Up and Rhinoceros 3D. It questions if a design tool can affect when knowledge is genera... Read More about Knowledge distribution and the effect of design tools on the design process.

Architecture by tools: The syntax of drawing and the creativity of thought (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Tahsiri, M. (2015, June). Architecture by tools: The syntax of drawing and the creativity of thought. Paper presented at 2015 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Creativity and Cognition

This short paper summarizes a PhD research in progress as titled in the heading. The research investigates the effect that design tools have on the method of drawing and creativity in early stages of architectural design with an intention of contribu... Read More about Architecture by tools: The syntax of drawing and the creativity of thought.

Decreasing the effect of verbal noise in analyzing cognitive activity of a design process (2015)
Conference Proceeding
Tahsiri, M., Hale, J., & Niblock, C. (2015). Decreasing the effect of verbal noise in analyzing cognitive activity of a design process. https://doi.org/10.1145/2757226.2764545

In studying cognitive activity in design it is common practice to use designers' verbalizations during a design process to elicit the reasoning behind design actions. These verbalizations are segmented in order to enable a quantifiable analysis of th... Read More about Decreasing the effect of verbal noise in analyzing cognitive activity of a design process.

Design behaviour and distributed cognition: A protocol study on the effect of design tools on the process of architectural design thinking
Thesis
Tahsiri, M. (2018). Design behaviour and distributed cognition: A protocol study on the effect of design tools on the process of architectural design thinking. (Thesis). University of Nottingham

This thesis, is an explorative research, manifesting factors that influence the relationship between a designer and their design tool. The interest of the thesis is in the epistemic role of a design tool and how it can influence a designer’s thinking... Read More about Design behaviour and distributed cognition: A protocol study on the effect of design tools on the process of architectural design thinking.