Category Archives: publications

Peer-reviewed article in the IEEE Annals of the History of Computing (Special Issue: Computing and Capitalism)

Citation: Vardouli T and David Theodore, “Walking instead of Working: Space Allocation, Automatic Architecture, and the Abstraction of Hospital Labor,” in IEEE Annals of the History of Computing [Early Access] doi: 10.1109/MAHC.2020.2990111 Abstract: “Space allocation” was a central pursuit in

Peer-reviewed article in the IEEE Annals of the History of Computing (Special Issue: Computing and Capitalism)

Citation: Vardouli T and David Theodore, “Walking instead of Working: Space Allocation, Automatic Architecture, and the Abstraction of Hospital Labor,” in IEEE Annals of the History of Computing [Early Access] doi: 10.1109/MAHC.2020.2990111 Abstract: “Space allocation” was a central pursuit in

Peer-reviewed article in the Nexus Network Journal: Architecture and Mathematics

Citation: Vardouli T “Skeletons, Shapes, and the Shift from Surface to Structure in Architectural Geometry.” Nexus Network Journal 22, pp. 487–505. Abstract: Architects that digitally manipulate geometry confront a rift between what is being displayed on the screen (metric shapes)

Peer-reviewed article in the Nexus Network Journal: Architecture and Mathematics

Citation: Vardouli T “Skeletons, Shapes, and the Shift from Surface to Structure in Architectural Geometry.” Nexus Network Journal 22, pp. 487–505. Abstract: Architects that digitally manipulate geometry confront a rift between what is being displayed on the screen (metric shapes)

Book: Computer Architectures: Constructing the Common Ground (Routledge, 2020)

Citation: Vardouli T and Olga Touloumi (eds.). 2020. Computer Architectures: Constructing the Common Ground. Routledge Research in Design, Technology and Society Series. Vardouli and Touloumi Interview with the New Books Network: https://megaphone.link/LIT6952420790 Book description: Computer Architectures is a collection of multidisciplinary

Book: Computer Architectures: Constructing the Common Ground (Routledge, 2020)

Citation: Vardouli T and Olga Touloumi (eds.). 2020. Computer Architectures: Constructing the Common Ground. Routledge Research in Design, Technology and Society Series. Vardouli and Touloumi Interview with the New Books Network: https://megaphone.link/LIT6952420790 Book description: Computer Architectures is a collection of multidisciplinary

Debate on digital architecture for the INHA journal Perspective, with Martin Bressani, Mario Carpo, and Reinhold Martin, organized by Antoine Picon

Citation: Martin Bressani, Mario Carpo, Reinhold Martin, Antoine Picon et Theodora Vardouli, «L’architecture à l’heure du numérique, des algorithmes au projet», Perspective [En ligne], 2 | 2019, mis en ligne le 30 juin 2020, consulté le 04 mai 2020. URL : http://journals.openedition.org/perspective/14830 ; DOI: https://doi.org/10.4000/perspective.14830

Debate on digital architecture for the INHA journal Perspective, with Martin Bressani, Mario Carpo, and Reinhold Martin, organized by Antoine Picon

Citation: Martin Bressani, Mario Carpo, Reinhold Martin, Antoine Picon et Theodora Vardouli, «L’architecture à l’heure du numérique, des algorithmes au projet», Perspective [En ligne], 2 | 2019, mis en ligne le 30 juin 2020, consulté le 04 mai 2020. URL : http://journals.openedition.org/perspective/14830 ; DOI: https://doi.org/10.4000/perspective.14830

Review of Roberto Botazzi’s Digital Architecture Beyond Computers for the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians

Citation: Vardouli T. “Review of Roberto Bottazzi’s Digital Architecture Before Computers: Fragments of a Cultural History of Computational Design”. Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 78(4)(December 2019). Link: https://online.ucpress.edu/jsah/article/78/4/496/106979/Review-Digital-Architecture-beyond-Computers

Review of Roberto Botazzi’s Digital Architecture Beyond Computers for the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians

Citation: Vardouli T. “Review of Roberto Bottazzi’s Digital Architecture Before Computers: Fragments of a Cultural History of Computational Design”. Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 78(4)(December 2019). Link: https://online.ucpress.edu/jsah/article/78/4/496/106979/Review-Digital-Architecture-beyond-Computers

Paper on constructions of the user in the history of design research in DRS2016 Proceedings

Cite this paper: Vardouli, T. (2016). User Design: Constructions of the “user” in the history of design research. Proceedings of DRS 2016, Design Research Society 50th Anniversary Conference. Brighton, UK, 27–30 June 2016. Abstract: Over the past 50 years of

Paper on constructions of the user in the history of design research in DRS2016 Proceedings

Cite this paper: Vardouli, T. (2016). User Design: Constructions of the “user” in the history of design research. Proceedings of DRS 2016, Design Research Society 50th Anniversary Conference. Brighton, UK, 27–30 June 2016. Abstract: Over the past 50 years of

“Making Use” article published in Computational Making Special Issue, Design Studies journal

My article “Making Use: Attitudes to Human-Artifact Engagements” was published after double blind peer review in the Special Issue on Computational Making of the Design Studies journal, that I co-edited with Prof. Terry Knight. You can view the Special Issue’s seven

“Making Use” article published in Computational Making Special Issue, Design Studies journal

My article “Making Use: Attitudes to Human-Artifact Engagements” was published after double blind peer review in the Special Issue on Computational Making of the Design Studies journal, that I co-edited with Prof. Terry Knight. You can view the Special Issue’s seven

Book chapter on technological mediation in design participation

My chapter “Who Designs?: Technological Mediation in Design Participation” was published in David Bihanic’s edited volume Empowering Users Through Design (Springer, 2015), among excellent contributions on user empowerment and service design. Abstract: This chapter engages the idea that instead of trying

Book chapter on technological mediation in design participation

My chapter “Who Designs?: Technological Mediation in Design Participation” was published in David Bihanic’s edited volume Empowering Users Through Design (Springer, 2015), among excellent contributions on user empowerment and service design. Abstract: This chapter engages the idea that instead of trying

Paper on computational models for user participation in design at ECAADE 2013, Delft

I presented my paper Performed by and Performative for: Rethinking computational models for user participation in design at the ECAADE2013 Conference in Delft. The conference was themed Computation and Performance. Abstract: In this paper I identify the “infrastructure model” as the predominant approach to computationally

Paper on computational models for user participation in design at ECAADE 2013, Delft

I presented my paper Performed by and Performative for: Rethinking computational models for user participation in design at the ECAADE2013 Conference in Delft. The conference was themed Computation and Performance. Abstract: In this paper I identify the “infrastructure model” as the predominant approach to computationally

My MIT SMArchS thesis online

My Master’s thesis is now online on MIT’s DSpace. You can access the open public view here. Citation: Vardouli, T, 2012, Design-for-Empowerment-for-Design: Computational Structures for Design Democratization, MSc Thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Architecture. Abstract: The vision to engage

My MIT SMArchS thesis online

My Master’s thesis is now online on MIT’s DSpace. You can access the open public view here. Citation: Vardouli, T, 2012, Design-for-Empowerment-for-Design: Computational Structures for Design Democratization, MSc Thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Architecture. Abstract: The vision to engage