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Dr Ning Gu

Associate Professor

School of Architecture and Built Environment (Architecture)

Career Summary

Biography

Dr. Ning Gu’s most significant research contributions have been made towards research in architectural and design computing, including topics such as generative design systems; computational design analysis, computer-supported collaborative design; virtual environments; Building Information Modelling (BIM); agent-based computing; digital design and rapid prototyping; and design education. The outcomes of his research have been documented in over 120 academic articles and published designs. He is an Assessor for the Australian Research Council (ARC). He is a reviewer/guest editor for various international journals (Design Studies, Automation in Construction; AIEDAM, ITCon), and reviewer/chair for various international conferences (CAAD Futures; DCC, CAADRIA; CONVR; ANZAScA; IASDR) in the field of architectural and design computing. He has been identified as an Emerging Research Leader during 2011-2012, and received the Pro Vice-Chancellor's Award for Research Excellence at the University of Newcastle in 2010. Ning’s career highlight includes being a Chief Investigator of an ARC Discovery Project (2010-2013) to develop computational design analysis of 20th Century canonical buildings; and being the Research Leader of a Cooperative Research Centre for Construction Innovation (CRC-CI) project (2007-2008) to examine the use of BIM as collaboration platforms for the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry. In the BIM project, he has collaborated closely with leading industry partners and government sectors such as Bovis Lend Lease, Woods Bagot, John Holland, Thiess, Leighton Contractors, the State of Queensland and Sydney Opera House. He has also led or participated in various research projects on design grammars, procedural content generation in game environments, collaborative design in 3D virtual environments as well as mobile computing in design, at the University of Newcastle and the University of Sydney. He was a visiting scholar at Columbia University in 2002 and at MIT in 2011.

Research Expertise
Dr. Ning Gu's research expertise is in architectural and design computing. His current research interests are generative design systems; computational design analysis, computer-supported collaborative design; virtual environments; Building Information Modelling (BIM) and design cognition.

Teaching Expertise
Dr. Ning Gu teaches into the broad areas of computational design and digital architecture.

Administrative Expertise
Dr. Ning Gu is Program Convenor for Bachelor of Design (Architecture) at the School of Architecture and Built Environment. He is on the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment Academic Promotions Committee; Teaching and Learning Committee; and Methodological Peer Review Committee.



Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Sydney

Keywords

  • Agent-based Computing
  • Building Information Modelling (BIM)
  • Computational Design Analysis
  • Computer-supported Collaborative Design
  • Design Education
  • Digital Architecture
  • Digital Design and Rapid Prototyping
  • Generative Design Systems
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Virtual Environments

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
120101Architectural Design60
120199Architecture not elsewhere classified40

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2015 - Associate ProfessorUniversity of Newcastle
School of Architecture and Built Environment
Australia
10/03/2011 - 10/03/2011Sessional AcademicUniversity of Newcastle
Centre for Teaching and Learning
Australia

Academic appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/07/2012 - Program Convenor - Bachelor of Design (Architecture)University of Newcastle
School of Architecture and Built Environment
Australia
1/01/2012 - Membership - The Association for Education and Research in Computer-Aided Architectural Design in Europe (eCAADe)The Association for Education and Research in Computer-Aided Architectural Design in Europe (eCAADe)
Australia
1/04/2010 - Grant AssessorARC (Australian Research Council)
1/03/2010 - 1/07/2012Student Academic Conduct Officer (SACO)University of Newcastle
School of Architecture and Built Environment
Australia
1/01/2010 - Conference Chair - The 16th Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA)The 16th Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA)
China
1/04/2009 - 1/04/2012Outreach OfficerThe Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA)
China
1/01/2009 - Editor - Automation in Construction (International Journal)Automation in Construction (International Journal)
Australia
1/01/2009 - 31/12/2010Conference Chair - The 15th Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA)The 15th Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA)
China
1/07/2008 - 1/11/2009Masters Research Co-supervisor (External)The University of Sydney
Australia
1/01/2008 - 31/12/2009Membership - Australian and New Zealand Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA)Australian and New Zealand Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA)
Australia
1/01/2008 - 31/12/2009Conference Chair - The 9th International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality (CONVR)The 9th International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality (CONVR)
Australia
1/01/2007 - Membership - The Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA)The Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA)
China
1/01/2007 - Membership - Methodological Peer Review Committee, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, University of Newcastle, AustraliaUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment
1/01/2007 - 31/12/2008Conference Chair - The 42nd Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA)The 42nd Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA)
Australia
1/07/2002 - 1/11/2006Part-time Lecturer
Digital Architecture; Design Computing; Digital Media
The University of Sydney
Faculty of Architecture
Australia
1/06/1999 - 1/11/2006Part-time Research Assistant
Digital Architecture; Design Computing; Digital Media
The University of Sydney
Faculty of Architecture
Australia

Awards

Recognition

YearAward
2012Emerging Research Leader
University of Newcastle

Research Award

YearAward
2010Pro Vice-Chancellor's Award for Research Excellence
University of Newcastle
2007CAADRIA 2007 Conference Best Presentation Award
The Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA)

Invitations

PhD Examiner

YearTitle / Rationale
2012Collective Intelligence in Online Innovation Communities
Organisation: University of Sydney Description: Dr. Ning Gu's research expertise led to this invitation.

Research Masters Examiner

YearTitle / Rationale
2011Growth and Replication: Exploring Facade Subdivision Based on Natural Processes
Organisation: Deakin University Description: Dr. Ning Gu's research expertise led to this invitation.
2008Specifying a Mixed Reality-Supported Collaborative System to Increase the Level of Co-Presence
Organisation: University of Sydney Description: Dr. Ning Gu's research expertise led to this invitation.

Speaker

YearTitle / Rationale
2009International Presenter Series
Organisation: Australian Studies Centre Description: Dr. Ning Gu's expertise in applying virtual environments in design education led to the invitation of this presentation. The presentation aimed to introduce Thai researchers to the use of advanced IT tools in learning and to develop potential collaborative projects between the two nations.
2006Faculty of Information Technology Research Seminar, UTS
Organisation: Faculty of Information Technology, University of Technology, Sydney Description: Ning Gu's research record on virtual environments led to the invitation of this seminar. Computer scientists in UTS were interested in applying 3D virtual worlds in developing electronic institutions. Ning's expertises in virtual environment research are closely related to their project. A refereed conference paper was also co-authored by Ning and the UTS team after the seminar.
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Book (3 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Gu N, Maher ML, Designing Adaptive Virtual Worlds, DE GRUYTER OPEN, Warsaw/Berlin, 144 (2014) [A1]
2012Gu N, Wang X, Computational Design Methods and Technologies: Applications in CAD, CAM and CAE Education, IGI Global, Hershey, PA, 488 (2012) [A3]
CitationsScopus - 1
2009Gu N, Ostwald M, Williams AP, Computing, Cognition and Education: Recent Research in the Architectural Sciences, ANZAScA, Sydney, NSW, 256 (2009) [A3]
Co-authorsTony Williams, Michael Ostwald

Chapter (21 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2015Gu N, 'Generative Design Grammars: An Intelligent Approach Towards Dynamic and Autonomous Design', Architecture and Mathematics from Antiquity to the Future, Birkhäuser Basel, Switzerland 619-631 (2015)
2014Gu N, Singh V, London K, 'BIM Ecosystem: The Coevolution of Products, Processes, and People', Building Information Modeling: BIM in Current and Future Practice, John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, NJ 197-210 (2014) [B1]
2014Gul LF, Gu N, Kim MJ, Wang X, 'Methods for Assessing 3D Virtual Worlds in Design Education', Cases on the Assessment of Scenario and Game-Based Virtual Worlds in Higher Education, IGI Global, Hershey, PA 152-174 (2014) [B1]
DOI10.4018/978-1-4666-4470-0
2012Giggins HP, Gu N, 'Web 2.0 opportunities for professional placement', Work Ready: E-Portfolios to Support Professional Placements, Office for Learning and Teaching, Sydney, NSW 123-136 (2012) [B2]
Co-authorsHelen Giggins
2012Kim MJ, Maher ML, Gu N, 'Mobile and pervasive computing: The future for design collaboration', Mobile and Pervasive Computing in Construction, Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester 169-188 (2012) [B1]
2012Gu N, Ostwald M, 'Computational methods and technologies: Reflections on their impact on design and education', Computational Design Methods and Technologies: Applications in CAD, CAM and CAE Education, IGI Global, Hershey, PA 412-419 (2012) [B1]
Co-authorsMichael Ostwald
2012Gul LF, Williams AP, Gu N, 'Constructivist learning theory in virtual design studios', Computational Design Methods and Technologies: Applications in CAD, CAM and CAE Education, IGI Global, Hershey, PA 139-162 (2012) [B1]
Co-authorsTony Williams
2011Williams AP, Gu N, Askland HH, 'Virtuality - Offering opportunites for creativity', Design Creativity 2010, Springer, London 183-190 (2011) [B1]
Co-authorsHedda Askland, Tony Williams
2011Williams AP, Gu N, Gul L, 'The introduction of a problem-based learning approach to the implementation of a virtual reality context', Teaching and Learning in 3D Immersive Worlds: Pedagogical Models and Constructivist Approaches, IGI Global, Hershey, PA 226-246 (2011) [B1]
Co-authorsTony Williams
2011Gu N, Merrick K, 'A pedagogical approach to exploring place and interaction design in collaborative virtual environments', Collaborative Design in Virtual Environments, Springer, London 111-120 (2011) [B1]
DOI10.1007/978-94-007-0605-7_10
2010Olatunji OA, Sher WD, Gu N, 'Modelling outcomes of collaboration in building information modelling through gaming theory lenses', Industrialised, Integrated, Intelligent Sustainable Construction: I3CON HANDBOOK 2, I3CON & BSRIA, London, UK 93-108 (2010) [B1]
Co-authorsWilly Sher
2010Gu N, Singh V, Taylor C, London KA, Brankovic L, 'Bim adoption: Expectations across disciplines', Handbook of Research on Building Information Modeling and Construction Informatics: Concepts and Technologies, Information Science Reference, Hershey, Pennsylvania 501-520 (2010) [B1]
DOI10.4018/978-1-60566-928-1.ch022
Co-authorsLjiljana Brankovic
2010London KA, Singh V, Gu N, Taylor C, Brankovic L, 'Towards the development of a project decision support framework for adoption of an integrated building information model using a model server', Handbook of Research on Building Information Modeling and Construction Informatics: Concepts and Technologies, Information Science Reference, Hershey, Pennsylvania 270-301 (2010) [B1]
DOI10.4018/978-1-60566-928-1.ch013
Co-authorsLjiljana Brankovic
2010Gu N, Wang X, 'Augmented reality: A novel approach to interfacing building information modelling servers for design collaboration', Built Environment: Design Management and Applications, Nova Science Publishers, Hauppauge 319-333 (2010) [B1]
2009Gu N, Singh V, 'Building information modelling: Implications for the AEC industry', Computing, Cognition and Education: Recent Research in the Architectural Sciences, ANZAScA, Sydney, New South Wales 47-62 (2009) [B1]
2009Gul LF, Gu N, Williams AP, 'The impact of embodiment on design cognition: A method to investigate design behaviour in collaborative design environments', Computing, Cognition and Education: Recent Research in the Architectural Sciences, ANZAScA, Sydney, New South Wales 111-126 (2009) [B1]
Co-authorsTony Williams
2009Ostwald M, Williams AP, Gu N, 'Introduction: Research in computing, cognition and education: Investing in a knowledge-based economy', Computing, Cognition and Education: Recent Research in the Architectural Sciences, ANZAScA, Sydney, NSW 5-8 (2009) [B2]
Co-authorsTony Williams, Michael Ostwald
2009Gu N, Gul LF, Williams AP, Nakapan W, 'Second Life: A Context for Design Learning', Higher Education in Virtual Worlds: Teaching and Learning in Second Life, Emerald Group Publishing, Bingley, United Kingdom 159-180 (2009) [B1]
Co-authorsTony Williams
2009Gul LF, Williams AP, Gu N, 'Understanding the role of virtual environments in collaborative design', Collaborative Working Environments for Architectural Design, Palombi Editori, Rome, Italy 105-117 (2009) [B1]
Co-authorsTony Williams
2008Gu N, 'A grammar for dynamic and autonomous design in 3D virtual environments', Nexus VII: Architecture and Mathematics, Kim Williams Books, Turin, Italy 11-22 (2008) [B1]
2007Gu N, Maher ML, 'Designing Curious Places: Digital and Computing Technologies in the Workplace', Public #3 Work Life, Woods Bagot Research Press, Melbourne, Victoria 101-115 (2007) [B1]
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Journal article (33 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2015Lee JH, Ostwald MJ, Gu N, 'A syntactical and grammatical approach to architectural configuration, analysis and generation', Architectural Science Review, (2015)

The combination of Space Syntax and Shape Grammar approaches to design potentially offers a rigorous way of first understanding a characteristic instance of architectural configuration (say, a set of designs by an architect or a particular building type) and then producing variations of that instance. This paper presents a method that commences with a justified plan graph-grammar-based analysis of an architectural design, and then uses a grammatical interpretation of the structure of this syntax. Using this graph as a starting point, it is then possible to develop a 3D shape grammar of the same building. In this way, both syntactical and formal information are captured as part of the sequential analysis. This combined analytical approach can support a better understanding of an architectural style and its design instances as well as the generative capability of these two computational theories ¿ Space Syntax and Shape Grammar. The paper introduces this combined method and then demonstrates it using 10 house designs by Glenn Murcutt.

DOI10.1080/00038628.2015.1015948
Co-authorsMichael Ostwald, Juhyun Lee
2015Gu N, Watanabe S, Gero J, 'Editorial', International Journal of Architectural Computing, 13 iii-iv (2015)
DOI10.1260/1478-0771.13.1.iii
2015Yu R, Gero J, Gu N, 'Architects' cognitive behaviour in parametric design', International Journal of Architectural Computing, 13 83-101 (2015)

This paper presents the results of a protocol study of professional architects' cognitive behaviour in a parametric design environment. A design experiment was conducted in which eight professional architects completed an architectural conceptual design task in a typical parametric design environment -Rhino and Grasshopper. Protocol analysis was then applied to analyse the cognitive behaviour of the architects. In analysing the protocol data, the FBS ontology adopted for developing the coding scheme was sub-divided into design knowledge and rule algorithm classes as the means to capture designers' cognitive behaviour. Applying the method of cumulative analysis, results of the relative cognitive effort expended on design knowledge and rule algorithm classes have been compared and are discussed in the paper.

DOI10.1260/1478-0771.13.1.83
2015Lee JH, Ostwald MJ, Gu N, 'A syntactical and grammatical approach to architectural configuration, analysis and generation', Architectural Science Review, 58 189-204 (2015)

The combination of Space Syntax and Shape Grammar approaches to design potentially offers a rigorous way of first understanding a characteristic instance of architectural configuration (say, a set of designs by an architect or a particular building type) and then producing variations of that instance. This paper presents a method that commences with a justified plan graph-grammar-based analysis of an architectural design, and then uses a grammatical interpretation of the structure of this syntax. Using this graph as a starting point, it is then possible to develop a 3D shape grammar of the same building. In this way, both syntactical and formal information are captured as part of the sequential analysis. This combined analytical approach can support a better understanding of an architectural style and its design instances as well as the generative capability of these two computational theories - Space Syntax and Shape Grammar. The paper introduces this combined method and then demonstrates it using 10 house designs by Glenn Murcutt.

DOI10.1080/00038628.2015.1015948
Co-authorsMichael Ostwald, Juhyun Lee
2015Lee JH, Gu N, Ostwald M, 'Creativity and parametric design? Comparing designer's cognitive approaches with assessed levels of creativity', International Journal of Design Creativity and Innovation, 3 78-94 (2015) [C1]
DOI10.1080/21650349.2014.931826
Co-authorsMichael Ostwald, Juhyun Lee
2014Yu R, Gu N, Ostwald M, Gero JS, 'Empirical support for problem-solution coevolution in a parametric design environment', Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis and Manufacturing: AIEDAM, 29 33-44 (2014) [C1]

This paper describes the results of a protocol study exploring problem-solution coevolution in a parametric design environment (PDE). The study involved eight participants who completed a defined architectural design task using Rhino and Grasshopper software: a typical PDE. The method of protocol analysis was employed to study the cognitive behaviors that occurred while these designers were working in the PDE. By analyzing the way in which the designers shifted between "problem" and "solution" spaces in the PDE, characteristics of the coevolutionary design process are identified and discussed. Results of this research include two potentially significant observations. First, the coevolution process occurs frequently within the design knowledge level (i.e., when using Rhino) and within the rule algorithm level (i.e., when using Grasshopper) of the parametric design process. Second, the designers' coevolution process was focused on the design knowledge level at the beginning of the design session, while they focused more on the rule algorithm level toward the end of the design session. These results support an improved understanding of the design process that occurs in PDEs.

DOI10.1017/S0890060414000316
Co-authorsMichael Ostwald
2014Tuapawa K, Sher W, Gu N, 'Pentexonomy: A Multi-Dimensional Taxonomy of Educational Online Technologies.', International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies, 9 41-59 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.4018/ijwltt.2014010104
Co-authorsWilly Sher
2014Yu R, Gu N, Ostwald M, Gero JS, 'Empirical support for problem-solution coevolution in a parametric design environment', Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis and Manufacturing: AIEDAM, 29 33-44 (2014) [C1]

This paper describes the results of a protocol study exploring problem-solution coevolution in a parametric design environment (PDE). The study involved eight participants who completed a defined architectural design task using Rhino and Grasshopper software: a typical PDE. The method of protocol analysis was employed to study the cognitive behaviors that occurred while these designers were working in the PDE. By analyzing the way in which the designers shifted between "problem" and "solution" spaces in the PDE, characteristics of the coevolutionary design process are identified and discussed. Results of this research include two potentially significant observations. First, the coevolution process occurs frequently within the design knowledge level (i.e., when using Rhino) and within the rule algorithm level (i.e., when using Grasshopper) of the parametric design process. Second, the designers' coevolution process was focused on the design knowledge level at the beginning of the design session, while they focused more on the rule algorithm level toward the end of the design session. These results support an improved understanding of the design process that occurs in PDEs.

DOI10.1017/S0890060414000316
Co-authorsMichael Ostwald
2014Lee JH, Gu N, Williams AP, 'Parametric design strategies for the generation of creative designs', International Journal of Architectural Computing, 12 263-282 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.1260/1478-0771.12.3.263
Co-authorsTony Williams, Juhyun Lee
2013Lee J, Song JH, Oh KS, Gu N, 'Information lifecycle management with RFID for material control on construction sites', Advanced Engineering Informatics, 27 108-119 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.aei.2012.11.004
CitationsScopus - 5Web of Science - 3
Co-authorsJuhyun Lee
2013Yu R, Gu N, Lee JH, 'Comparing designers' behavior in responding to unexpected discoveries in parametric design environments and geometry modeling environments', International Journal of Architectural Computing, 11 393-414 (2013) [C1]

This paper presents a protocol study which compares designers' behaviors when unexpected discoveries appear in a parametric design environment (PDE) and a traditional geometry modeling environment (GME). From the view of design situatedness, designers tend to adapt and respond to the design situation as it continuously changes during the design process. The hypothesis is that when unexpected discoveries appear, these changing design situations can significantly affect designers' cognitive activities. In this study, we are interested in exploring designers' behaviors in responding to these unexpected discoveries in PDEs, and further, to compare those behaviors in GMEs. An experiment was conducted in which five designers completed two similar design tasks respectively in a PDE and a GME. Applying the research method of protocol analysis, designers' behaviors in response to unexpected discoveries in these two design environments are compared and discussed.

DOI10.1260/1478-0771.11.4.393
CitationsScopus - 1
Co-authorsJuhyun Lee
2013Merrick KE, Isaacs A, Barlow M, Gu N, 'A shape grammar approach to computational creativity and procedural content generation in massively multiplayer online role playing games', Entertainment Computing, 4 115-130 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.entcom.2012.09.006
CitationsScopus - 2
2013Gu N, Yu R, Ostwald M, 'Comparing Designers' Problem-Solving Behavior in a Parametric Design Environment and a Geometric Modeling Environment', Buildings, 3 621-638 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.3390/buildings3030621Author URL
Co-authorsMichael Ostwald
2012Gu N, Wang X, 'Preface', Computational Design Methods and Technologies: Applications in CAD, CAM and CAE Education, (2012) [O1]
DOI10.4018/978-1-61350-180-1
2012Singh V, Gu N, 'Towards an integrated generative design framework', Design Studies, 33 185-207 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 10Web of Science - 5
2012Yu R, Gu N, Ostwald M, 'Using situated FBS ontology to explore designers' patterns of behavior in parametric environments', ITcon: Journal of Information Technology in Construction, 17 271-282 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 2
Co-authorsMichael Ostwald
2011Singh V, Gu N, Wang X, 'A theoretical framework of a BIM-based multi-disciplinary collaboration platform', Automation in Construction, 20 134-144 (2011) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.autcon.2010.09.011
CitationsScopus - 77Web of Science - 43
2011Gu N, Kim MJ, Maher ML, 'Technological advancements in synchronous collaboration: The effect of 3D virtual worlds and tangible user interfaces on architectural design', Automation in Construction, 20 270-278 (2011) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.autcon.2010.10.004
CitationsScopus - 14Web of Science - 4
2011Wang X, Gu N, 'Augmented and virtual reality in architecture, engineering and construction (CONVR 2009)', Automation in Construction, 20 227 (2011) [C6]
2011Wang X, Gu N, 'Automation in Construction: Special issue CONVR 2009', Automation in Construction, 20 227 (2011) [C3]
2011Merrick KE, Gu N, Wang X, 'Case studies using multiuser virtual worlds as an innovative platform for collaborative design', Electronic Journal of Information Technology in Construction, 16 165-188 (2011) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 7
2010Gu N, London K, 'Understanding and facilitating BIM adoption in the AEC industry', Automation in Construction, 19 988-999 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.autcon.2010.09.002
CitationsScopus - 80Web of Science - 33
2010Olatunji OA, Sher WD, Gu N, 'Building information modeling and quantity surveying practice', Emirates Journal for Engineering Research, 15 67-70 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.174-177.3404
Co-authorsWilly Sher
2010Gu N, Tsai JJ-H, 'Interactive graphical representation for collaborative 3D virtual worlds', Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, 25 55-68 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.1467-8667.2009.00613.x
CitationsScopus - 5Web of Science - 4
2009Gao Y, Gu N, 'Complexity, human agents, and architectural design: A computational framework', Design Principles & Practices: An International Journal, 3 115-125 (2009) [C1]
Co-authorsYin Gao
2009Gu N, Tsai JJH, 'Interactive graphical representation for architectural style study in 3D virtual worlds', Architectural Science Review, 52 99-107 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.3763/asre.2009.0010
CitationsScopus - 1
2009Dong A, Maher ML, Kim MJ, Gu N, Wang X, 'Construction defect management using a telematic digital workbench', Automation in Construction, 18 814-824 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.autcon.2009.03.005
CitationsScopus - 17Web of Science - 10
2008Gul LF, Gu N, Williams AP, 'Virtual worlds as a constructivist learning platform: Evaluations of 3D virtual worlds on design teaching and learning', ITcon, 13 578-593 (2008) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 20
Co-authorsTony Williams
2008Wang X, Gu N, Marchant D, 'An empirical study on designers' perceptions of augmented reality within an architectural firm', ITcon, 13 536-552 (2008) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 11
2005Maher ML, Liew PS, Gu N, Ding L, 'An Agent Approach to Supporting Collaborative Design in 3D Virtual Worlds', Automation in Construction, 14 189-195 (2005) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.autcon.2004.07.008
2003Gu N, Maher ML, 'Grammar for the Dynamic Design of Virtual Architecture Using Rational Agents', The International Journal of Architectual Computing, 1 489-501 (2003) [C1]
DOI10.1260/147807703773633491
2003Maher ML, Gero JS, Smith G, Gu N, 'Cognitive Agents in 3D Virtual Worlds (2003) [C1]
2002Gu N, Maher ML, 'Designing Virtual Architecture: from Place to User-Centred Design', International Journal of Design Computing, 4 (2002) [C1]
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Conference (106 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2015Lee JH, Ostwald MJ, Gu N, 'MULTI-CULTURAL DESIGN COMMUNICATION: Exploring both cognitive and linguistic characteristics in the design process', CAADRIA 2015: Emerging Experiences in the Past, Present and Future of Digital Architecture, Daegu, South Korea (2015)
Co-authorsMichael Ostwald, Juhyun Lee
2014Phare D, Gu N, Ostwald M, Williams T, 'A Method to Code Shifting Semiotic States in Design', Across: Architectural Research through to Practice: 48th International Conference of the Architectural Science Association 2014, Genoa (2014) [E1]
Co-authorsTony Williams, Michael Ostwald
2014Yu R, Ostwald M, Gu N, 'A Parametric Approach to connectivity relations in the planning of traditional Chinese private gardens', Proceedings of the 48th International Conference of the Architectural Science Association, Genoa, Italy (2014) [E1]
2014Amini Behbahani P, Gu N, Ostwald MJ, 'Comparing the properties of different space syntax techniques for analysing interiors', Across: Architectural Research through to Practice: 48th International Conference of the Architectural Science Association 2014, Genoa, Italy (2014) [E1]
Co-authorsMichael Ostwald
2014Foulcher NC, Gu N, Askland HH, 'The perceived effect of digital design technology on student learning in architectural technology', Across: Architectural Research through to Practice: 48th International Conference of the Architectural Science Association, Genova (2014) [E1]
Co-authorsHedda Askland
2014Yu R, Ostwald M, Gu N, 'A Parametric Approach to connectivity relations in the planning of traditional Chinese private gardens', Across: Architectural Research through to Practice: 48th International Conference of the Architectural Science Association, Genoa (2014) [E1]
Co-authorsMichael Ostwald
2014Lee JH, Gu N, Jupp J, Sherratt S, 'Evaluating Creativity in Parametric Design Processes and Products: A Pilot Study', Design Computing and Cognition '12, Texas A & M University, USA (2014) [E1]
DOI10.1007/978-94-017-9112-0_10
Co-authorsJuhyun Lee
2014Gu N, Watanabe S, Erhan H, Haeusler MH, Huang W, Sosa R, 'Rethinking Comprehensive Design: Speculative Counterculture', Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA 2014), Kyoto, Japan (2014) [E4]
2014Phare D, Gu N, Williams AP, 'A Semiotic Analysis of Representational Imagery Used in a Collective Design Task', Rethinking Comprehensive Design: Speculative Counterculture, Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA 2014), Kyoto, Japan (2014) [E1]
Author URL
Co-authorsTony Williams
2014Yu R, Gero JS, Gu N, 'Cognitive Effects of Using Parametric Modeling by Practicing Architects: A Preliminary Study', Rethinking Comprehensive Design: Speculative Counterculture, Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA 2014), Kyoto, Japan (2014) [E1]
Author URL
2014Yu R, Ostwald M, Gu N, 'A Parametric Approach to connectivity relations in the planning of traditional Chinese private gardens', Across: Architectural Research through to Practice: 48th International Conference of the Architectural Science Associatio, Genoa (2014)
Co-authorsMichael Ostwald
2013Yu R, Gu N, Ostwald MJ, 'A Method for Comparing Designers' Behavior in Two Environments: Parametric and Geometric Modeling', Open Systems: Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA 2013), Singapore (2013) [E1]
Author URL
Co-authorsMichael Ostwald
2013Phare D, Gu N, Williams T, Loughland C, 'A Semiotic Framework to Understand How Signs in a Collective Design Task Convey Information: A Pilot Study of Design in an Open Crowd Context', Cutting Edge: 47th International Conference of the Architectural Science Association, Hong Kong (2013) [E1]
Co-authorsCarmel Loughland, Tony Williams
2013Behbahani PA, Gu N, Ostwald MJ, 'Using Graphs to Capture Spatio-visual Relations: Expanding the properties considered in Discursive Grammar', Cutting Edge: 47th International Conference of the Architectural Science Association, Hong Kong (2013) [E1]
Co-authorsMichael Ostwald
2013Lee J, Gu N, Ostwald M, 'Architectural Design using Algorithmic Scripting: An Application of Linkographic Analysis Techniques', Cutting Edge:47th International Conference of the Architectural Science Association, Hong Kong (2013) [E1]
Co-authorsJuhyun Lee, Michael Ostwald
2013Gregory S, Gregory B, Reiners T, Fardinpour A, Hillier M, Lee M, et al., 'Virtual Worlds in Australian and New Zealand Higher Education: Remembering the Past, Understanding the Present and Imagining the Future', Electric Dreams: Proceedings ascilite 2013, Sydney (2013) [E1]
2013Yu R, Gero J, Gu N, 'Impact of Using Rule Algorithms on Designers' Behavior in a Parametric Design Environment: Preliminary Result from a Pilot Study', Global Design and Local Materialization, Shanghai, China (2013) [E1]
DOI10.1007/978-3-642-38974-0_2Author URL
2013Lee JH, Gu N, Ostwald MJ, Jupp J, 'Understanding Cognitive Activities in Parametric Design', Global Design and Local Materialization, Shanghai, China (2013) [E1]
DOI10.1007/978-3-642-38974-0_4Author URL
Co-authorsMichael Ostwald, Juhyun Lee
2013Lee J, Ostwald M, Gu N, 'Combining Space Syntax and Shape Grammar to investigate architectural style: Considering Glenn Murcutt's domestic designs', Proceedings of 9th International Space Syntax Symposium, Seoul, South Korea (2013) [E1]
Co-authorsMichael Ostwald, Juhyun Lee
2013Lee J, Gu N, Williams A, 'Exploring Design Strategy in Parametric Design to Support Creativity', Open Systems: Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA 2013), Singapore (2013) [E1]
Author URL
CitationsScopus - 1
Co-authorsTony Williams, Juhyun Lee
2012Dosen AS, Sher WD, Gajendran T, Gu N, 'Teaching CAD: The challenges of online delivery to distance learning students', Proceedings. 37th AUBEA International Conference, Sydney, Australia (2012) [E1]
Co-authorsAnnemarie Dosen, Thayaparan Gajendran, Willy Sher
2012Morrison T, Gu N, Foulcher NC, 'Applying augmented reality to preserving industrial heritage', Proceedings. EVA London 2012: Electronic Visualisation and the Arts, London, UK (2012) [E1]
Co-authorsTessa Morrison
2012Yu R, Gu N, Ostwald M, 'Situated creativity inspired in parametric design environments', Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Design Creativity, Glasgow, Scotland (2012) [E1]
CitationsScopus - 1
Co-authorsMichael Ostwald
2012Lee J, Gu N, Jupp J, Sherratt SM, 'Towards a formal evaluation of creativity in parametric design process', Conference Proceedings: Design Research Society 2012: Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand (2012) [E1]
Co-authorsJuhyun Lee
2012Oxman R, Gu N, 'Crowdsourcing: Theoretical framework, computational environments and design scenarios', Digital Physicality - Proceedings of the 30th eCAADe Conference, Prague, Czech Republic (2012) [E1]
2012Gu N, De Vries B, 'Two approaches to implementing BIM in architectural curricula', Digital Physicality - Proceedings of the 30th eCAADe Conference, Prague, Czech Republic (2012) [E1]
2012Yu R, Gu N, Ostwald M, 'Explore patterns of human-computer interactions in parametric design environments', Proceedings of 12th International Conference on Construction Application of Virtual Reality, Taipei, Taiwan (2012) [E1]
Co-authorsMichael Ostwald
2012Yu R, Gu N, Ostwald M, 'Using situated FBS ontology to explore designers' patterns of behavior in parametric environments', 6th ASCAD Conference 2012, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain (2012) [E2]
Co-authorsMichael Ostwald
2012Gregory S, Jacka L, Stokes-Thompson F, Farley H, Scutter S, Neuendorf P, et al., 'Sustaining the future through virtual worlds', ASCILITE 2012: Future Challenges, Sustainable Futures. Proceedings, Wellington, NZ (2012) [E1]
Co-authorsTony Williams
2011Foulcher NC, Gu N, 'A study for exploring student's perceptions on the role and effect of CAD in conceptual design', Conference Proceedings 45th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Architectural Science Association, Sydney, NSW (2011) [E1]
2011Sherratt SM, Gu N, Jones WM, 'The impact of haptic devices on designers and the design process', Conference Proceedings 45th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Architectural Science Association, Sydney, NSW (2011) [E1]
Co-authorsWyn Jones
2011Lee J, Gu N, Sherratt SM, 'Developing a framework for evaluating creativity in parametric design', Conference Proceedings 45th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Architectural Science Association, Sydney, NSW (2011) [E1]
Co-authorsJuhyun Lee
2011Shih Y-T, Williams AP, Gu N, Lee J, 'A switching coding scheme for exploring design cognition in mixed media environments', Conference Proceedings 45th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Architectural Science Association ANZAScA, Sydney, NSW (2011) [E1]
Co-authorsTony Williams, Juhyun Lee
2011Shih Y-T, Williams AP, Gu N, 'A method to investigate differences of sketching before and during CAD modelling process', Proceedings of the 2011 International Conference of the Association of Architecture Schools of Australasia, Geelong, Vic (2011) [E1]
Co-authorsTony Williams
2011Williams AP, Simmons CA, Gu N, Sher WD, Levett-Jones TL, Bowen LJ, 'Exploring students' demonstration of professional work integrated learning through e-portfolios', 2011 International Conference on E -Business and E -Government (ICEE) Proceedings, Shanghai, China (2011) [E1]
DOI10.1109/ICEBEG.2011.5881518
Co-authorsTracy Levett-Jones, Lynette Bowen, Willy Sher, Tony Williams
2011Gu N, Jones WM, Williams AP, 'Examining the use of digital design and fabrication technologies in design education', Proceedings of the 2011 International Conference on E -Business and E -Government (ICEE), Shanghai, China (2011) [E1]
DOI10.1109/icebeg.2011.5881515
Co-authorsTony Williams, Wyn Jones
2011Morrison T, Gu N, 'What architectural historians can learn from augmented reality technologies?', Proceedings of Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA) London 2011, London, UK (2011) [E1]
Co-authorsTessa Morrison
2011Merrick K, Gu N, 'Supporting collective intelligence for design in virtual worlds: A case study of Lego Universe', Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design, Liege, Belgium (2011) [E1]
2011Herr CM, Gu N, Roudavski S, Schnabel MA, 'Circuit Bending, Breaking and Mending - Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, CAADRIA 2011: Foreword', Circuit Bending, Breaking and Mending - Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, CAADRIA 2011 (2011) [E3]
2011Herr CM, Gu N, Roudavski S, Schnabel MA, 'Circuit bending, breaking and mending: Editorial introduction', Circuit Bending, Breaking and Mending - Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, CAADRIA 2011, Newcastle, NSW, Australia (2011) [E1]
2011Nakapan W, Gu N, 'Preliminary experiments of opensim performance evaluation for virtual design studios', Circuit Bending, Breaking and Mending. Proceedings of the 16th International Conference of the Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA), Newcastle, NSW (2011) [E1]
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 2
2011Merrick K, Gu N, Niazi M, Shafi K, 'Motivation, cyberworlds and collective intelligence in design', Circuit Bending, Breaking and Mending. Proceedings of the 16th International Conference of the Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA), Newcastle, NSW (2011) [E1]
2011Herr CM, Gu N, Roudavski S, Schnabel MA, 'Conference Editors', Circuit Bending, Breaking and Mending. Proceedings of the 16th International Conference of the Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA), Newcastle, NSW (2011) [E4]
2011Herr CM, Gu N, Roudavski S, Schnabel MA, 'CIRCUIT BENDING, BREAKING AND MENDING', PROCEEDINGS OF THE 16TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMPUTER-AIDED ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN RESEARCH IN ASIA (CAADRIA 2011), Univ Newcastle, Sch Architecture & Built Environm, Callaghan, AUSTRALIA (2011)
Author URL
CitationsWeb of Science - 1
2011Kim MJ, Lee J, Gu N, 'Design collaboration for intelligent construction management in mobile augmented reality', Proceedings of the 28th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction (ISARC 2011), Seoul, Korea (2011) [E1]
Co-authorsJuhyun Lee
2010Gu N, Williams AP, Sher WD, 'Supporting design education in 3D virtual worlds: A case study', Proceedings of the 35th Annual Meeting of Australasian Universities Building Education Association (AUBEA), Melbourne, Australia (2010) [E1]
Co-authorsWilly Sher, Tony Williams
2010Williams AP, Levett-Jones TL, Sher WD, Simmons CA, Gu N, Bowen LJ, 'Can ePortfolios assist university students' work integrated learning? Exploring professional competencies in nursing and construction management', ePortfolios Australia Conference 2010: Book of Abstracts and Papers, Melbourne, VIC (2010) [E1]
Co-authorsLynette Bowen, Tony Williams, Willy Sher, Tracy Levett-Jones
2010Simmons CA, Williams AP, Levett-Jones TL, Sher WD, Bowen LJ, Gu N, 'Can e-Portfolios assist students' learning in the work place? Exploring students' demonstration of their professional work experience through e-Portfolios in the Construction Management and Nursing disciplines', Learning Forum London 2010. Internet of Subjects Forum Proceedings, London (2010) [E1]
Co-authorsWilly Sher, Tracy Levett-Jones, Lynette Bowen, Tony Williams
2010Jones WM, Gu N, Williams AP, 'Evaluating the integration of digital design and prototyping tools in a problem-based learning tertiary level course', On the Edge. Conference Papers of the 44th Annual Conference of ANZAScA, Auckland, NZ (2010) [E1]
Co-authorsWyn Jones, Tony Williams
2010Williams AP, Sher WD, Simmons CA, Gu N, 'Enhancing practical pedagogy for construction students with e-learning technologies', On the Edge. Conference Papers of the 44th Annual Conference of ANZAScA, Auckland, NZ (2010) [E1]
Co-authorsTony Williams, Willy Sher
2010Phare D, Gu N, 'Evaluating networked technologies for facilitating collective intelligence in design', On the Edge. Conference Papers of the 44th Annual Conference of ANZAScA, Auckland, NZ (2010) [E1]
2010Simmons CA, Williams AP, Levett-Jones TL, Sher WD, Bowen LJ, Gu N, 'Worlds apart? Developing a professional competency assessment framework that links university education with 'real world' practices in the Construction Management and Nursing disciplines', Learning Forum London 2010. Internet of Subjects Forum, London (2010) [E3]
Co-authorsTony Williams, Lynette Bowen, Willy Sher, Tracy Levett-Jones
2010Olatunji OA, Sher WD, Gu N, 'Collaboration in building information modelling: An application of gaming theory', Proceedings of the 6th international Conference on Innovation in Architecture, Engineering & Construction (AEC), Pennsylvania State University, US (2010) [E1]
Co-authorsWilly Sher
2010Olatunji OA, Sher WD, Gu N, Ogunsemi DR, 'Building information modelling processes: Benefits for construction industry', CIB 2010 World Congress: Proceedings, Salford, UK (2010) [E1]
Co-authorsWilly Sher
2010Gu N, Gul LF, Williams AP, 'Methods for evaluating 3D virtual worlds in design education', Proceedings of the 11th International Design Conference DESIGN 2010, Dubrovnik, Croatia (2010) [E1]
Co-authorsTony Williams
2010Singh V, Gu N, Wang X, 'Technical features of BIM-servers for collaboration on building and construction projects', Proceedings of the First International Conference on Sustainable Urbanization (ICSU 2010), Hong Kong (2010) [E1]
2010Williams AP, Gu N, Simmons CA, Sher WD, 'Understanding e-learning technologies for supporting work integrated learning in construction education', Asian Culture: Preserve the Past Create the Future. DesignEd Asia Conference 2010. Conference Proceedings, Hong Kong (2010) [E1]
Co-authorsTony Williams, Willy Sher
2010Dave B, Li AI, Gu N, Park H-J, 'New Frontiers - Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design in Asia, CAADRIA 2010: Foreword', New Frontiers - Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design in Asia, CAADRIA 2010 (2010) [E3]
2010Dave B, Li AI-K, Gu N, Park H-J, 'New frontiers: Editorial introduction', New Frontiers - Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design in Asia, CAADRIA 2010, hong kong (2010) [E1]
2010Gu N, Jones WM, Williams AP, 'Utilising digital design and rapid prototyping tools in design education', New Frontiers: Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design in Asia, Hong Kong (2010) [E1]
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsWyn Jones, Tony Williams
2010Dave B, Li AI-K, Gu N, Park H-J, 'Conference Editors', New Frontiers: Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design in Asia, Hong Kong (2010) [E4]
2010Gu N, Singh V, Merrick K, 'A framework to integrate generative design techniques for enhancing design automation', New Frontiers: Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design in Asia, Hong Kong (2010) [E1]
CitationsScopus - 1
2010Gu N, Singh V, Wang X, 'Applying augmented reality for data interaction and collaboration in BIM', New Frontiers: Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design in Asia, Hong Kong (2010) [E1]
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2009Nakapan W, Gu N, Gul LF, Williams AP, 'Nu genesis: A journal of unique designs in a virtual collaborative design studio', CAADRIA 2009: Proceedings of the Fourteenth Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA), Yunlin, Taiwan (2009) [E1]
CitationsScopus - 2
Co-authorsTony Williams
2009Gu N, Gul LF, Williams AP, Nakapan W, 'Conquering new worlds: Application and evaluation of collaborative virtual environments in design education', CAADRIA 2009: Proceedings of the Fourteenth Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA), Yunlin, Taiwan (2009) [E1]
Co-authorsTony Williams
2009Maher M-L, Gu N, Kim MJ, 'Virtual worlds and tangible interfaces: Collaborative technologies that change the way designers think', CONVR 2009: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality, Sydney, NSW (2009) [E1]
2009Wang X, Gu N, 'Conference editors', CONVR 2009: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality, Sydney, NSW (2009) [E4]
2009Singh V, Gu N, 'BIM server: Features and technical requirements', CONVR 2009: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality, Sydney, NSW (2009) [E1]
2009Gu N, Nakapan W, Williams AP, Gul LF, 'Evaluating the use of 3D vitural worlds in collaborative design learning', Joining Languages, Cultures and Visions: CAADFutures 2009, Montreal, Quebec (2009) [E1]
CitationsScopus - 6
Co-authorsTony Williams
2008Gu N, Maher ML, Gul LF, Williams AP, 'Digital technologies as place making elements in built environment design', AEC 2008: 5th International Conference on Innovation in Architecture, Engineering and Construction, Antalya, Turkey (2008) [E1]
Co-authorsTony Williams
2008London KA, Singh V, Taylor C, Gu N, Brankovic L, 'Building information modelling project decision support framework', Proceedings of the Twenty-Fourth Annual Conference Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM) 2008, Cardiff, UK (2008) [E1]
Co-authorsLjiljana Brankovic
2008Gu N, Gul LF, Ostwald M, Williams AP, 'Editors', ANZAScA 2008: Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Architectural Science Association, Newcastle, NSW (2008) [E4]
Co-authorsTony Williams, Michael Ostwald
2008Gu N, Singh V, London KA, Brankovic L, Taylor C, 'Building information modelling: What is in there for the architects?', ANZAScA 2008: Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Architectural Science Association, Newcastle, NSW (2008) [E1]
Co-authorsLjiljana Brankovic
2008Gu N, Tsai JJ-H, 'Interactive graphical representation applied to collaborative virtual world for architectural style study', ANZAScA 2008: Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Architectural Science Association, Newcastle, NSW (2008) [E1]
2008Gul LF, Gu N, Williams AP, 'A method to investigate design cognition in virtual environments', ANZAScA 2008: Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Architectural Science Association, Newcastle, NSW (2008) [E1]
Co-authorsTony Williams
2008Singh V, Gu N, London KA, Brankovic L, Taylor C, 'BIM: Expectations and a reality check', Proceedings of 12th International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering & 2008 International Conference on Information Technology in Construction, Beijing, China (2008) [E1]
Co-authorsLjiljana Brankovic
2008Gu N, Singh V, London KA, Brankovic L, Taylor C, 'Adopting building information modeling (BIM) as collaboration platform in the design industry', CAADRIA 2008: Beyond Computer-Aided Design: Proceedings of the 13th Conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, Chiang Mai, Thailand (2008) [E1]
Co-authorsLjiljana Brankovic
2008Gu N, Tsai JJ-H, 'An interactive graphical system for collaborative architectural design in 3D virtual environments', CAADRIA 2008: Beyond Computer-Aided Design: Proceedings of the 13th Conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, Chiang Mai, Thailand (2008) [E1]
CitationsScopus - 1
2008Tsai JJ-H, Taylor C, London KA, Brankovic L, Gu N, Singh V, 'Industry perception of BIM adoption in design sector', 8th International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality CD-ROM, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2008) [E1]
Co-authorsLjiljana Brankovic
2008Gu N, Tsai JJ-H, 'Application of interactive graphical representation to collaborative design in 3D virtual environments', 8th International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality CD-ROM, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2008) [E1]
2008Williams AP, Brewer GJ, Gu N, 'A teaching approach to support and develop student ownership of learning in the design curriculum', DesignEd Asia Conference 2007: Sustaining Cultures Through Design Education: Conference Proceedings, Hong Kong (2008) [E2]
Co-authorsGraham Brewer, Tony Williams
2007Bogdanovych A, Esteva M, Gu N, Simoff S, Maher ML, Smith G, 'The role of online travel agents in the experience economy', Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Information Technology and Travel & Tourism (ENTER 2007), Ljubljana, Slovenia (2007) [E1]
2007Gul LF, Gu N, Maher ML, 'Designing Virtual Worlds: A Case Study of Design Education in and of 3D Virtual Worlds', ConnectED'07, International Conference of Design Education. Proceedings, Sydney (2007) [E1]
2007Gul LF, Gu N, Williams AP, 'A new approach to design education: Evaluations of 3D virtual worlds on design teaching and learning', Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality, University Park, PA (2007) [E1]
Co-authorsTony Williams
2007Gu N, 'A grammatical approach to autonomous design in 3D virtual worlds using generative design agents', Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality, University Park, Pennsylvania (2007) [E1]
2007Wang X, Gu N, Marchant D, Gong Y, Kim MJ, 'Perceptions of augmented reality in the design sector', Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality, University Park, Pennsylvania (2007) [E1]
2007Gu N, 'Digital Design with Style: Characterising Digital Architecture in 3D Virtual Environments for Design Collaboration', Proceedings of the Workshop - Spatial Cognition in Architectural Design. Anticipating User Behavior, Layout Legibility, and Route Instructions in the Planning Process, Melbourne (2007) [E1]
2007Gu N, 'Supporting design collaboration using agent-based 3D virtual environments', Symposium: Building Across Borders Built Environment Procurement CIB WO92 Procurement Systems. Proceedings, Hunter Valley, NSW (2007) [E1]
2007Campbell B, Gu N, 'A pilot study examining the use of 3D CAD in contemporary architectural practices', Towards Solutions for a Liveable Future: Progress, Practice, Performance, People. Proceedings of the 41st Annual Conference of the Architectural Science Association, Melbourne (2007) [E1]
2007Lim JQY, Gu N, 'Environmental impacts of ventilation and solar control systems in double skin facade office buildings', Towards Solutions for a Liveable Future: Progress, Practice, Performance, People. Proceedings of the 41st Annual Conference of the Architectural Science Association, Melbourne (2007) [E1]
2007Gu N, Maher ML, 'New place designs with emerging technologies', Techniques and Technologies: Transfer and Transformation: IVth International Conference of the Association of Architecture Schools of Australasia 2007, Sydney (2007) [E1]
2007Smith G, Gu N, Maher ML, 'Designing virtual worlds for 3D electronic institutions: A distributed and heterogeneous multi-agent system', Computer-Aided Architectural Design Futures (CAADFutures) 2007. Proceedings of the 12th International CAADFutures Conference, Sydney (2007) [E1]
DOI10.1007/978-1-4020-6528-6_29
2007Gu N, Gul LF, Maher ML, 'Designing and Learning Within the Design: A Case Study of Principles for Designing and Teaching 3D Virtual Worlds', CAADRIA 2007: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, Nanjing, China (2007) [E1]
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 1
2007Gu N, Williams AP, Gul LF, 'Designing and learning in 3D virtual worlds', Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age (CELDA 2007), Algarve, Portugal (2007) [E1]
Co-authorsTony Williams
2007Williams AP, Gu N, Sher WD, Gul LF, 'Confluence of the real and virtual', IASDR'07: International Association of Societies of Design Research 2007. Proceedings, Hong Kong (2007) [E1]
Co-authorsWilly Sher, Tony Williams
2005Gu N, Maher ML, 'Dynamic Designs of Virtual Worlds Using Generative Design Agents', Proceedings of the International CAAD Futures Conference 2005, Vienna (2005) [E1]
2004Gu N, Maher ML, 'Generating Virtual Architecture with Style', Proceedings fo the Design Computing and Cognition 04 Workshop on Design and Research Issues in Virtual Worlds, University of Sydney (2004) [E1]
2004Gu N, Maher ML, 'Generating Virtual Architecture with Style', Proceedings of the 38th Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA 2004), University of Tasmania, Australia (2004) [E1]
2003Gu N, Maher ML, 'A Grammar for the Dynamic Design of Virtual Architecture Using Rational Agents', Proceedings of CAADRIA 2003, Bangkok (2003) [E1]
2003Maher ML, Liew PS, Gu N, Ding L, 'An Agent Approach to Supporting Collaborative Design in 3D Virtual Worlds', Proceedings of the 22nd Conference on Education and research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe, Graz (2003) [E1]
2003Maher ML, Gu N, 'Situated Design of Virtual Worlds Using Rational Agents', Proceedings of the second international conference on Entertainment computing, Pittsburgh (2003) [E1]
2002Maher ML, Gu N, 'Virtual Worlds = Architectural Design + Computational Elements', Proceedings of the 36th Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA 2002), Deakin University, Australia, (2002) [E1]
2002Maher ML, Gu N, 'Design Agents In Virtual Worlds: A User-centred Virtual Architecture Agent', Proceedings of the International Workshop on Agents in Design (WAID 2002), Cambridge (2002) [E1]
2001Maher ML, Gu N, Li F, 'Visualisation and Object Design in Virtual Architecture', University of Sydney, Australia (2001) [E1]
2000Maher ML, Simoff S, Gu N, Lau KH, 'Designing Virtual Architecture', Singapore (2000) [E1]
1999Maher ML, Simoff S, Gu N, Lau KH, 'Two Approaches to a Virtual Design Office' (1999) [E1]
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Creative Work (5 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Gu N, Foulcher N, City Evolutions: Lanescape, 25-27 Watt St Newcastle (2013) [J2]
2002Gu N, Maher ML, Architectural Design of a Virtual Campus Defining Digital Architecture (2002) [J1]
2001Maher ML, Simoff S, Gu N, Lau KH, A Virtual Office Cyberspace: the World of Digital Architecture (2001) [J1]
2001Maher ML, Simoff S, Gu N, Lau KH, Virtual Conference Centre Cyberspace: the World of Digital Architecture (2001) [J1]
2001Maher ML, Gu N, 3D Virtual World ETH World: Virtual and Physical Presence (2001) [J1]
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Other (2 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2005Maher ML, Bilda Z, Gu N, Gul F, Huang YH, Kim MJ, et al., 'Team Collaboration in High Bandwidth Virtual Environments', : Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Construction Innovation, Australia (2005) [O1]
2003Maher ML, Liew PS, Gu N, Ding L, 'Managing Information Flows with Models and Virtual Environments', : Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Construction Innovation, Australia (2003) [O1]

Report (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2008Singh V, Gu N, London KA, Brankovic L, Taylor C, 'Industry Consultation Report', CRC Construction Innovation, 61 (2008) [R1]
Co-authorsLjiljana Brankovic

Thesis / Dissertation (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2006Gu N, Maher ML, Dynamic Designs of Virtual Worlds Using Generative Design Agents, (2006) [T1]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants18
Total funding$1,002,868

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20142 grants / $19,500

Multi-cultural design communication in architectural design $18,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment
Project TeamDoctor Juhyun Lee, Doctor Ning Gu, Professor Michael Ostwald
SchemePilot Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNoG1400974
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

CAADRIA 2014, Kyoto Institute of Technology, Japan, 12-17 May 2014$1,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment
Project TeamDoctor Ning Gu
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNoG1400439
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20132 grants / $263,930

City Evolutions Project - Watt Street$262,430

Funding body: Newcastle City Council

Funding bodyNewcastle City Council
Project TeamMr Chris Tucker, Professor Mark Balnaves, Doctor Ning Gu, Mr Ramsey Awad, Professor Mario Minichiello, Associate Professor Stephan Chalup, Doctor Keith Nesbitt
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1201004
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Local
Category2OPL
UONY

The 18th International Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA 2013), National University of Singapore, Singapore, 15 - 18 May 2013$1,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment
Project TeamDoctor Ning Gu
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1300535
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20123 grants / $31,500

Emerging Research Leaders Program 2011$15,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Ning Gu
SchemeEmerging Research Leaders Program
RoleLead
Funding Start2012
Funding Finish2012
GNoG1101048
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Reconstructing Victorian Newcastle through Augmented Reality and Mobile Technology$15,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment
Project TeamDoctor Tessa Morrison, Doctor Ning Gu
SchemePilot Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2012
Funding Finish2012
GNoG1200314
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Design Research Society 2012 Conference, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok Thailand, 1 - 5 July 2012$1,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment
Project TeamDoctor Ning Gu
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2012
Funding Finish2012
GNoG1200493
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20111 grants / $1,500

CAAD Futures 2011 (CAAD Futrues Biennial Conference; ERA A Rated), University of Liege, Belgium, 4 - 8 July 2011$1,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment
Project TeamDoctor Ning Gu
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2011
Funding Finish2011
GNoG1100660
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20103 grants / $560,600

Recomputing the canon: using computational methods to develop an alternative understanding of the history of 20th century architecture.$546,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Michael Ostwald, Doctor Ning Gu, Doctor Michael Chapman
SchemeDiscovery Projects
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNoG0190062
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Understanding the implications of haptic devices in design: do human-computer haptic interfeces change design behaviours and outcomes?$7,600

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment
Project TeamDoctor Ning Gu, Mr Wyn Jones, Professor Anthony Williams
SchemePilot Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNoG0900049
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Understanding the implications of haptic devices in design: do human-computer haptic interfeces change design behaviours and outcomes?$7,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment
Project TeamDoctor Ning Gu, Mr Wyn Jones, Professor Anthony Williams
SchemePilot Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNoG1000739
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20091 grants / $1,500

CAAD Futures 2009 Conference, Montreal, 17-19 June 2009$1,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment
Project TeamDoctor Ning Gu
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2009
Funding Finish2009
GNoG0190262
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20083 grants / $13,200

A computational framework for adaptive virtual worlds through dynamic procedural content generation$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Ning Gu
SchemeEarly Career Researcher Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoG0189741
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Nexus 2008: Relationships between Architecture and Mathematics$1,700

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Ning Gu
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoG0188956
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

ICCCBE-XII & INCITE 2008: Joint conference of the 12th International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering, and 2008 International Conference on Information Technology in Construct$1,500

Funding body: Ian Potter Foundation

Funding bodyIan Potter Foundation
Project TeamDoctor Ning Gu
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoG0189251
Type Of FundingDonation - Aust Non Government
Category3AFD
UONY

20073 grants / $111,138

Collaboration Platform$100,000

Funding body: CRC for Construction Innovation

Funding bodyCRC for Construction Innovation
Project TeamConjoint Professor Kerry London, Doctor Ning Gu, Professor Ljiljana Brankovic
SchemeResearch Proposal
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0188052
Type Of FundingCRC - Cooperative Research Centre
Category4CRC
UONY

Style in the Virtual Realm: A Computational Approach to Representing Style in 3D Virtual Environments for Collaborative Architectural Design$9,438

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Ning Gu
SchemeEarly Career Researcher Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0187314
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

7th International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality, PA, USA (22-23 Oct 07)$1,700

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Ning Gu
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0188310
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

CommencedResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014The Automated Architect: Generative-Parametric Design Driven by Environmental Preference Research
Architecture, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Co-Supervisor
2014To What Extent can Educational Online Technologies be used to Support the Needs of Stakeholders in Blended Tertiary Environments
Building, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Co-Supervisor
2013Investigating Representational Media in Crowd Orientated Design: The shared process of Representational Modification and its Potential to Lead to Innovative Crowd Responses
Architecture, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Principal Supervisor
2013Controlling Novelty in Generative Design of Architectural Forms
Architecture, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Principal Supervisor
2013Going Digitally Native: An Ethnographic Study of Digital Technology in Architectural Education
Architecture, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

YearResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014Exploring the Impact of Rule Algorithms on Designers' Cognitive Behaviour in a Parametric Design Environment
Architecture, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Principal Supervisor
2012The Impact of Building Information Modelling on Estimating Practice: Analysis of Perspectives from Four Organisational Business Models
Building, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Co-Supervisor
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Dr Ning Gu

Position

Associate Professor
School of Architecture and Built Environment
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment

Focus area

Architecture

Contact Details

Emailning.gu@newcastle.edu.au
Phone(02) 492 15786
Fax(02) 492 16913

Office

RoomAG32
BuildingArchitecture
LocationCallaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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