THE EFFECTS OF INTEGRATING MOBILE AND CAD TECHNOLOGY IN TEACHING DESIGN PROCESS FOR MALAYSIAN POLYTECHNIC ARCHITECTURE STUDENT IN PRODUCING CREATIVE PRODUCT

 

ABSTRACT

The purpose of this research is to examine the effect of integrating the digital media such as mobile and CAD technology on designing process of Malaysian polytechnic architecture students in producing a creative product. A website is developed based on Carollís minimal theory, while mobile and CAD technology integration is based on Brown and Campioneís learning with technology theory. This study utilized a quasi-experimental method. Final semester students of four (4) polytechnics are chosen as a research sample where sixty (60) students are in the treatment group and another sixty (60) students are in the control group. Final product is evaluated by an expert in architecture field using the validated instrument developed by researcher based on Creative Product Analysis Model (CPAM). The inferential statistics namely T-Test and Pearson Correlation Analysis with a significant level p = 0.01 were utilized. Research outcome shows that there is a significant difference between the treatment group product (M=79.1) and control group product (M=70.5). This research contributes to the use of real case in the development of an architectural website, in the use of mobile technology as media information sources, the use of CAD technology integration in designing process and in the construction of validated instrument which is used to evaluate creative architectural products.