This DS Report brings to you an overview of the state of teaching Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Computer Aided Architectural Design (CAAD) in the Department of Architecture, Building, and Planning of the Eindhoven University of Technology. As things go, the information in this report will probably be as transient as the fast developments in the field of ICT and CAAD. Since each research and teaching institution has its own individual outlook and perspective on the matter of teaching, we feel it important to take note at some developments in the past three years and to report them in this manner. This report takes stock of what happened in the past years. It presents in Chapter 2 a general discussion on the relation between architectural teaching and CAAD, and tries to outline a framework with which to tackle the varied aspects that occur in teaching these diverse fields. Chapters 3 and 4 are about on-line teaching, a field which nowadays many Schools of Architecture have firmly settled into or are exploring avidly (see Brown, Knight and Berridge (1999) for an overview). Chapter 3 deals with an innovative integration of ICT in teaching, both in content and actual support of the teaching process. Chapter 4 presents some issues from the AVOCAAD project in which the Design Systems group is an active partner. Chapter 5, to conclude, presents the role of Virtual Reality in the Design Studio. It gives an historical account of Eindhoven, and then outlines current status and future developments. The particular approach developed at our Studio is presented as well as student work and an assessment of the use of VR in the Studio.
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