Augmenting design integration and communication using idiom
Abstract: This paper discusses how a system developed for spatial composition using cases is able to improve design integration and communication. Layouts are built interactively by users rather than automatically generated as has been proposed by others. The design is incrementally parameterized as cases are added and therefore, case adaptation, user interpretation and model activation can occur at any stage. IDIOM supports designers through reducing constraint complexity and through managing design preferences, thereby restraining proposed solutions and further adaptation during subsequent project stages within globally feasible design spaces. Since this system finds global solutions for constraints in an incremental manner, it is well suited for collaborative design and for increasing the integration of spatial design with other activities. Practical applications, currently under way, are demonstrating the advantages of IDIOM for communication and integration in construction.
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Permission to reproduce these papers has been graciously provided by the University of Ljubljana. The assistance of the editor, Prof. Ziga Turk, is gratefully appreciated.