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From design information management to virtual design prototyping

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Koutamanis A

From design information management to virtual design prototyping

Abstract: Architectural practice is currently characterized by intensive (if not always intelligent or efficient) use of computerized tools for rather strictly defined tasks. Especially in areas like representation computerization is rapidly becoming the obvious solution, even though the efficiency and effectiveness of existing tools has yet to match the requirements of current architectural problems or the performance of related disciplines. Attempts to improve on existing representations fall under two main approaches. The first is the bottom-up development of structure and meaning in the representations used for each application area and bilateral correlation of these representations. The second is institutional classification and standardization of design information for all application areas. Both approaches aim at design information management using a central representation that integrates partial descriptions. The true potential of this representation is virtual design prototyping. The demands and possibilities of virtual design prototyping generate specific expectations for the evolution of design information management. A promising solution is the derivation of entity standardization and correlation not from conventional (apparent) domain knowledge and current computer practices but from the cognitive principles which provide a comprehensive yet compact basis for a radical re-consideration of architectural representation.

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Series: w78:2002 (browse)
Cluster: papers of the same cluster (result of machine made clusters)
Class: class.software development (0.060982) class.analysis (0.025641) class.represent (0.015089)
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Permission to reproduce these documents have been graciously provided by the Aarhus School of Architecture, Denmark. The assistnace of the editor, Prof. Kristian Agger, is gratefully aprecciated.

 

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