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Research Interests

My research area is Digital Architecture; I'm interested in exploring the influence of digital technologies across several themes, namely, Creative Design Processes, Prototyping Architecture, and Architectural Heritage.


My doctoral research, sponsored by AHRC and completed in 2012, researched the influence of free-form 3D modelling software on the architects' conceptual stage of design - a comparison between expert and novice architects' process of designing.


Current research focuses on the utilisation of 3D laser scanning and immersive technology (including augmented and virtual reality) to create interactive archives and spatial narratives of architectural heritage, from scaled model to historic building.


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Virtual reality Engineering & Materials Science
Lasers Engineering & Materials Science
Augmented reality Engineering & Materials Science
Imagery Business & Economics
Physical properties Engineering & Materials Science
Availability Engineering & Materials Science
Scanning Engineering & Materials Science
Architectural design Engineering & Materials Science

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Research Output 2007 2018

  • 6 Conference contribution
  • 3 Article
  • 1 Review article
4 Citations (Scopus)

Collaborative learning in architectural education: Benefits of combining conventional studio, virtual design studio and live projects

Rodriguez, C., Hudson, R. & Niblock, C., 01 Apr 2018, In : British Journal of Educational Technology. 49, 3, p. 337-353 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
studies (academic)

Interplay of Sketches and Mental Imagery in the Design Ideation Stage of Novice Designers

Tedjosaputro, M. A., Shih, Y. T., Niblock, C. & Pradel, P., 02 Jan 2018, In : Design Journal. 21, 1, p. 59-83

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Stage Design
Mental Imagery

Differences in sketches and mental imagery in ideation stage of novice designers

Tedjosaputro, M. A., Shih, Y. T., Niblock, C. & Pradel, P., 01 Jan 2017, Research into Design for Communities, Volume 1 - Proceedings of ICoRD 2017. Chakrabarti, A. & Chakrabarti, D. (eds.). Springer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH, p. 49-60 12 p. (Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies; vol. 65).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Physical properties
Empirical study

Lincoln Cathedral Interactive Virtual Reality Exhibition

Yuqiang, B., Niblock, C. & Bonenberg, L., 12 Jul 2017, Future Trajectories of Computation in Design (17th International Conference, CAAD Futures 2017): Proceedings. p. 585-595 11 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
Virtual reality

Knowledge Distribution and the Effect of Design Tools on the Design Process

Tahsiri, M., Hale, J. & Niblock, C., 01 Jun 2016, Design Computing and Cognition '16. 1 ed. Springer

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


AHRC Doctoral Award

Chantelle Niblock (Recipient), 01 Jan 2008

Prize: Other distinction

British Art
Digital Archive

Activities 2014 2014

  • 1 Membership of peer review panel or committee

Higher Education Academy (External organisation)

Chantelle Niblock (Advisor)
07 Jul 2014

Activity: Membership typesMembership of peer review panel or committee