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Prof Tuba Kocaturk

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Professor of Integral Design

Faculty

Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env

Department

School of Archit. & Built Env.

Campus

Geelong Waterfront Campus

Biography

I am Professor of Integral Design and the founding Director of MInD (Mediated Intelligence in Design) Research Lab at the School of Architecture and Built Environment at Deakin. I am also the co-Director of Deakin's newly founded DesignMind, Design and Innovation platform, and representing the University at the UNESCO City of Design Work committe of Geelong.

My research and teaching expertise centre upon the creative, generative and collaborative use of information and communication technologies and digital media in Built Environment research and education. In recent years, I have been exploring the transformational potential of embedding computation, big-data, artificial intelligence, and real-time connectivity into the conception and realisation of buildings/urban spaces for a sustainable built habitat. My research is grounded-in and informed by practice, and involves the development of 'tangible models, tools and methods' with potential to create impact on industry practice, education, community practices and with policy implications.I strongly believe that Built Environment research cannot be separated from industry or education and the three must come together for the benefit and ultimate progress of our discipline.

I have taught, conducted research, delivered keynotes/workshops and published extensively (over 50 publications, including edited books, peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and conference proceedings) in the areas of Intelligent Built Environment, Digital Design Pedagogy, Design-Driven Innovation, and Augmented Digital/Physical Place Making. I have developed and led various postgraduate research and taught programmes and practice-based design studios exploring the creative, collaborative and innovative adoption of digital and media technologies in architectural and urban design.

My work is predominantly practice-based and advocates the use of “design thinking” and “system thinking” as a methodology for knowledge production (in research and education), and “trans-disciplinary thinking” as a strategy for cross-sector innovation (for the industry). I have implemented various bespoke innovation methods and strategies, as a design consultant, to help companies through their innovation process. 

I am the founding co-director of Resilient Urban Eco-Systems Research Group (in collaboration with ARUP, 2016), which brings together the complementary expertise of a highly interdisciplinary group of experts across Intelligent Buildings and Urban Informatics research fields, developing a vision and research agendas for the future. 

Another initiative I’m currently co-leading is a pan-European “Transdisciplinary Design Network” (www.design-network.org) in collaboration with Design Council UK, Hochschule Anhalt/DIA Bauhaus in Dessau/Germany, and the European Institute of Design (IED) in Turin/Italy, to initiate and spearhead a leading-edge debate on emerging models of transdisciplinarity with the aim of exploring cross-sector impact pathways in INDUSTRY and EDUCATION.

I am an active member of the international CAAD and architectural computing community which links 4 international/sister organisations across Asia (CADRIA), North/South America (ACADIA, SIGRADI), and Europe (eCAADe), all dedicated to promoting collaborative research and development of computer aided architectural design research and education. And since 2014, I am the Senior Editor of International Journal of Architectural Computing (IJAC), which is committed to deepening the understanding of the foundations of digital systems for Architectural and Urban Design and the technologies enabling their development and application.

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Biography summary

My expertise centre upon the creative, generative and collaborative use of information and communication technologies and digital media in Built Environment and in Design. I have taught, conducted research, delivered keynotes/workshops and published extensively (over 50 publications, including edited books, peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and conference proceedings) in the areas of Intelligent Built Environment, Digital Design Pedagogy, Design-Driven Innovation, and Augmented Digital/Physical Place Making. My work is predominantly practice-based and advocates the use of “design thinking” and “system thinking” as a methodology for knowledge production (in research and education), and “trans-disciplinary thinking” as a strategy for cross-sector innovation (for the industry). I have developed and led various postgraduate research and taught programmes and practice-based design studios exploring the creative, collaborative and innovative adoption of digital and media technologies in architectural and urban design. I am the founding co-director of Resilient Urban Ecosystems (RUE) Research Network and also European Network of Design.

Knowledge areas

Architectural and Urban Design

Smart Cities and Urban Resilience

Design Cognition and Computation

Spatial Computation and MR in Built Environment

Intelligent Data-Driven Design

Contextual and Augmented Intelligence

Design Thinking / System Thinking / Transdisciplinarity

Professional activities

Invited Speaker Roles, Keynotes, International Workshops (since 2014)

(2019) Invited Lecture, Victoria University of Wellington, School of Architecture, Wellington 2019, New Zealand. 

(2019) Invited Speaker, DIADEM Annual Design Conference, July 2019, Werribee, Australia.

(2019) Invited Speaker, MAV Technology Annual Conference, May 2019, Geelong, Australia.

(2019) Invited Speaker, Milan Design Week, Worldwide Conference on Sustainable Innovation, at Design in the Age of Experience Event by Dassault Systemes, April 2019, Milan, Italy. 

(2019) Invited Speaker, UNESCO Creative Cities Network, Geelong City of Design Stakeholder Day, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre, March 2019, Geelong, Australia.

(2019) Invited Speaker, SIngapore Design Week, UNESCO Creative Cities Network Public Forum, March 2019, Singapore.

(2017)  Invited Talk/PhD Workshop, Polytechnic University of Milan, Department of Architecture and Urban Studies, October 25-26, Milan, Italy.
(2017)  Invited Workshop on Trans-disciplinarity, International CAADFutures Pre-Conference Workshop, Istanbul Technical University, July 2017, Istanbul, Turkey.
(2017) Invited Lecture, Loughborough University, School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering, June 2017, Loughborough, UK
(2017) Invited Research Presentation, Aarhus School of Architecture, April 2017, Aarhus, Denmark.
(2017)  Keynote Speaker, Intelligent Modelling and Simulation Supported Design Symposium, February 2017, Istanbul, Turkey.
(2017) Invited Speaker, Design Innovation Symposium (UoL), January 2017, Liverpool.
(2016) Invited Speaker, Future of Urban Mass Transport, December 2016, London.
(2016) Invited Speaker, Imagination Symposium, December 2016, London.
(2016) Invited Speaker, Architectural Association (AA) design workshop, October 2016, Chania, Crete.
(2015) Invited Speaker, Sustainability and Resilience in the Built Environment workshop, organised jointly by Ploytechnic of Turin and Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 2015, Chesire, UK.
(2014) Keynote Speaker, Architectural Design Research symposium, Venice Biennale, November 2014, Venice, Italy.
(2014)  Keynote Speaker, Smart Buildings and Urban Innovation workshop, organised by the European Institute of Design (IED), June 2014, Venice Italy.
(2014) Invited Speaker, Design Cognition and Computation Special Workshop, UCL, June 2014, London.
(2014) Guest Critic, Architectural Studio Presentations, University of Anhalt; June 2014, Bauhaus in Dessau, Germany.
 

Media appearances

Emerging Models of Transdisciplinarity

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4&v=fF5VqgQRR3M 

Projects

Recent Projects:

(2019) Industry (Internationally) Funded Research: "A Prototype for a Parametric Modelling System for Railway Construction with VR/AR", $30,000

(2019) Industry Funded Research & Development: "Experiencing (In)tangible Heritage through eXtended Reality (XR)", $22,275

(2018) AHRC (Arts and Humanities Research Council) funded "Creative Integration of Mixed Reality (MR) into Building Information Management (BIM) Environment" Primary Applicant and Supervisor for the Post-Doc Research Funding,  £52,346

(2017) HEFCE ISCF-PPF (Industrial Strategy Challenges Pump-priming Fund), funded "Digital Place-making: Mediating Urban Space through Mixed and Augmented Reality", Co-Investigator, £24,900.

(2017) INNOVATE UK, Design Foundations Competition award as Design Consultant for "Intelligent, real-time, hyper-local screen-based Urban outdoor advertising", Co-Lead Consultant, £50.000.

 

Guest Editor, Journal of Architectural Engineering and Design Management, Special Issue on “Intelligent Building Paradigm and Data-Driven Models of Innovation” (scheduled publication date 2019). 

Senior Editor of Internationl Journal of Architectural Computing, publisher: SAGE (since 2014)

Editorial Board Member of Journal of Building Research & Information, publisher Taylor & Francis (since 2018)

Editorial Board Member of Global Epistemics, a transdisciplinary book series established through a partnership between gloknos and Rowman & Littlefield International (since 2019)


 

Publications

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2019

From Finnish AEC knowledge ecosystem to business ecosystem: lessons learned from the national deployment of BIM

Gulnaz Aksenova, Arto Kiviniemi, Tuba Kocaturk, Albert Lejeune

(2019), Vol. 37, pp. 317-335, Construction management and economics, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal

Integrating user-behaviour as performance criteria in conceptual parametric design

Leyla Deniz Kiraz, Tuba Kocaturk

(2019), pp. 1-10, CAADRIA 2019 : Intelligent and informed : Proceedings of the 24th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, Wellington, N.Z., E1

conference

Design and the Circular Economy

Russell Kennedy, Tuba Kocaturk

(2019), Deakin University - Waterfront Campus, J2

works

Design With Nature

Russell Kennedy, Tuba Kocaturk

(2019), Percy Baxter Lecture Theatre, Deakin University, Geelong Waterfront Campus, J2

works
2017

A socio-cognitive approach to knowledge construction through blended learning

T Kocaturk

(2017), Vol. 5, pp. 1-21, Journal of Problem Based Learning in Higher Education, Aalborg, Denmark, C1-1

journal

Towards an intelligent digital ecosystem - sustainable data-driven design futures

Tuba Kocaturk

(2017), pp. 164-178, Future challenges in evaluating and managing sustainable development in the built environment, Chichester, Eng., B1-1

chapter

Oppia suomalaisesta BIM-kehitystyst

Gulnaz Aksenova, Arto Kiviniemi, Tuba Kocaturk, Albert Lejeune

(2017), pp. 1-12, Rakentajain kalenteri 2018, Malminkatu, Helsinki, B1-1

chapter

Soumen BIM-innovaatiomatka

Gulnaz Aksenova, Arto Kiviniemi, Tuba Kocaturk, Albert Lejeune

(2017), pp. 71-81, Rakentajain kalenteri 2018, Malminkatu, Helsinki, B1-1

chapter
2015

[Re]searching [im]probable, [im]possible and [un]desirable design futures

Tuba Kocaturk, M Biggs, R Koeck

(2015), pp. 132-134, Perspectives on Architectural Design Research, Baunach, Germany, B1-1

chapter

Exploiting BIM in energy efficient domestic retrofit: evaluation of benefits and barriers

E Gholami, Arto Kiviniemi, Tuba Kocaturk, S Sharples

(2015), ICCBEI 2015 : Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Civil and Building Engineering Informatics, Tokyo, Japan, E1-1

conference
2014

Deceptive landscape installation: algorithmic patterning strategies for a small pavilion

Asterios Agkathidis, Tuba Kocaturk

(2014), Vol. 2, pp. 71-79, FUSION : Proceedings of the 31st International Conference on Education and research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe, Newcastle upon Tyne, Eng., E1-1

conference
2013

Hybrid architecture: coupling structural understanding and architectural education

R Balbo, Tuba Kocaturk, A Veliz

(2013), pp. 1191-1197, ICSA 2013 : Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Structures and Architecture, Guimaraes, Portugal, E1-1

conference

Challenges of Integrating BIM in architectural education

Tuba Kocaturk, Arto Kiviniemi

(2013), Vol. 2, pp. 465-474, eCAADe 2013 : Computation and Performance ? Proceedings of the 31st Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe Conference, Delft, The Netherlands, E1-1

conference

Emerging socio-technical networks of innovation in architectural practice

Tuba Kocaturk

(2013), Vol. 11, pp. 21-36, International journal of architectural computing, London, Eng., C1-1

journal

Exploiting BIM in energy efficient refurbishment: a paradigm of future opportunities

Elaheh Gholami, Stephen Sharples, Sepehr Abrishami, Tuba Kocaturk

(2013), pp. 1-6, PLEA2013: Sustainable architecture for a renewable future : Proceedings of the 29th International Conference on Passive and Low Architecture 2013, Munich, Germany, E1-1

conference
2012

Dialogs between physical and digital modelling methods on architectural design

Alejandro Veliz, Tuba Kocaturk, Benachir Medjdoub, Riccardo Balbo

(2012), Vol. 2, pp. 281-289, eCAADE 2012 : Proceedings of the 30th eCAADe Conference : Physical Digitality, Prague, Czech Republic, E1-1

conference

An Innovative Approach to Technology Mediated Architectural Design Education A framework for a web-based socio-cognitive eco-system

Tuba Kocaturk, Riccardo Balbo, Benachir Medjdoub, Alejandro Veliz

(2012), pp. 55-65, ECAADE 2012, VOL 1, Czech Tech Univ, Fac Architecture, Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC, E1-1

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2019 Clever and Creative Lecture Series

Tuba Kocaturk, Russell Kennedy

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works

Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Public Sector Funding

Experiencing (In) tangible Heritage through eXtended reality (XR).

Prof Tuba Kocaturk

  • 2019: $20,250

Industry and Other Funding

A Prototype of Railway Traffic Construction BIM Parametric Modelling System with VR/AR Extension (TBV)

Dr Rui Wang, Dr Jun Wang, Prof Tuba Kocaturk

  • 2019: $30,000

Supervisions

No completed student supervisions to report