||From design information management to virtual design prototyping
||Architectural practice is currently characterized by intensive (if not alwaysintelligent or efficient) use of computerized tools for rather strictly defined tasks.Especially in areas like representation computerization is rapidly becoming theobvious solution, even though the efficiency and effectiveness of existing tools hasyet to match the requirements of current architectural problems or the performanceof related disciplines. Attempts to improve on existing representations fall undertwo main approaches. The first is the bottom-up development of structure andmeaning in the representations used for each application area and bilateralcorrelation of these representations. The second is institutional classification andstandardization of design information for all application areas. Both approachesaim at design information management using a central representation thatintegrates partial descriptions. The true potential of this representation is virtualdesign prototyping. The demands and possibilities of virtual design prototypinggenerate specific expectations for the evolution of design information management.A promising solution is the derivation of entity standardization and correlation notfrom conventional (apparent) domain knowledge and current computer practicesbut from the cognitive principles which provide a comprehensive yet compact basisfor a radical re-consideration of architectural representation.
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Koutamanis A (2002).
From design information management to virtual design prototyping. Agger K (ed.); Distributing knowledge in building; Arhus, June 12 - 14, Denmark (ISSN: 2706-6568),