Susan Locsin is currently working on her PhD in the Built Environment at the UW. She completed her MS in Design Computing in 2007. Prior to joining the MS program she earned her BA in Architectural Studies at the UW (2005), before which she spent many years as a software engineer in the private sector.
She is furthering her interests in applying technology to architecture and construction management in her PhD studies. These include: new communication methods, enhanced collaboration and knowledge management tools for Integrated Project Delivery and Design Build.
Her master's thesis, done with Brian R Johnson
and Nicole Huber
, examined the challenge of making effective architectural presentations with digital projector technology and presented a prototype application for enhanced audience (reviewer) participation.
The following is taken from her abstract:
With the growing use of digital technologies in both architecture practice and education, reviewers and clients face challenges with communication and representation. I am interested in one of these challenges—how to engage reviewers in the unfamiliar world of digital presentations? Current digital design presentations change the traditional structure and organization, providing few benefits for audience and review members. How can digital presentations be more satisfying? By providing reviewers a level of control over the digital presentation, I have created an environment where digital presentations have similar affordances to traditional presentations.