Tomás Dorta is the Director of the Université de Montréal’s design research laboratory, Hybridlab. His three main areas of expertise are the influence of 3D computer visualization, new design technologies and the development of virtual reality design techniques.
During his academic career, he studied the impact of virtual reality as a visualization tool on the design process. He was then invited to present his work at international scientific conferences (ICSID, ACADIA, CAADRIA, eCAADe, EuropIA, SIGraDi, CAADFutures, ICDC and IHM). He was the co-chair of the CAADFutures 2009 conference and the Design Research Society conference (DRS 2010) in Montréal. He has also published several articles in various scientific journals.
He is currently a member of the Hexagram Centre for Research/Creation in Media Arts and Technologies.
Dorta T., A. Lesage and C. Di Bartolo (2012), “Collaboration and Design Education through the Interconnected HIS: Immature vs. Mature CI Loops observed through Ethnography by Telepresence,” in H. Achten, J. Pavlicek, J. Hulin and D. Matejdan (eds), Physical Digitality, Volume 2, eCAADe, 2012, Prague, Czech Republic, p. 97-105.
Dorta T., Y. Kalay, A. Lesage and E. Pérez (2011), “Elements of design conversation in the interconnected HIS,” in the International Journal of Design Sciences and Technology, Volume 18, Number 2, p. 65-80.
Dorta T., Y. Kalay, A. Lesage and E. Pérez (2011), “Comparing Immersion in Collaborative Ideation through Design Conversations, Workload and Experience,” in J. Taron, V. Parlac, B. Kolarevic and J. Johnson (eds), Integration Through Computation, ACADIA, 2011, Banff, Canada, p. 216-225.
Dorta T., Y. Kalay, A. Lesage and E. Pérez (2011), “First Steps of the Augmented Design Studio: The interconnected Hybrid Ideation Space and the CI Loop,” in C. M. Herr, N. Gu, S. Roudavsky, M. A. Schnabel (eds.), Circuit Bending, Breaking and Mending: Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, CAADRIA 2011, Newcastle, Australia, April 2011, p. 271-280.