Research Question
Background Introduction
Research Question
Research Categorization

Research Question

"How to create an Architecture online gallery by various digital methods, and allow different groups of audience to interpret the works efficiently and comprehensively?"

We can use those sophisticated, inexpensive computer visualization and audio tools to represent one certain artifact, not only with 2D images and text, but also with sound, animation, video, VR, etc. We also can present a group of artifacts, and adopt comparing channel and search engine to further interpret the works.

It not only provides more information channels and further online space for users to navigate, but also give the audience the possibility to study the Architecture works comprehensively.


Difference between Presentation and Interpretation

Presentation Interpretation
Superficial, simple, narrow Detailed, complex, broad
Producer—›User Producer ‹—› User, User ‹—› User

B. Difference between Manual Interpretation and Digital Interpretation

Manual Interpretation Digital Interpretation
Traditional: intuitive Recent: requires specialized training
Simple, inexpensive equipment Complex, some expensive equipment
Uses brightness and spatial content of the image Relies chiefly upon brightness and spectral content, limited spatial
Usually single channel data Frequent use of data from several channels
Subjective, concrete, qualitative Objective, abstract, quantitative

Research Categorization

This research is a mixture of exploratory and descriptive research.

As an exploratory research
Digital interpretation is a relatively new part of the digital environments. Some related projects are still on the process. Much of our activity is exploratory and intends to open new directions of Architecture presenting and interpreting. This research is provocative, generating some other questions. It may cause more questions in HCI (Human Computer Interaction) than in technique areas.

As an descriptive research
We seek to find out the limits and boundaries of online interpretation, chart basic dimensions or issues of this research problem, and then describe their prevalence in artifact world.