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Reconsidering information system support for architectural design thinking

Pieter Pauwels UGent (2012)
abstract
Over the past years, numerous software applications have been realized which support various aspects in architectural design. These systems help the designer in various ways: they provide drafting support, they allow a variety of photorealistic visualizations, they provide very diverse calculation and simulation aids for structural, thermal, acoustic and other aspects of the design. Yet, despite the richness of the design tools currently available, various deficiencies remain in the way in which they can be used to effectively support design activities. Several aspects of design, in particular there where the designer's knowledge, expertise and past experiences are involved, remain essentially without proper information system support. This thesis addresses the question embodied in the above statement: why is it that computer-based design aids still lack in providing full design support? It turns out that various effects are in play, all in some way related to deficiencies in the information exchange (1) among software components, as well as (2) between software components and the designer. The first deficiency relates to the issue of interoperability between information systems that has been distinguished in various domains, not only architectural design. The second deficiency relates to the mismatch that is typically encountered between functionality provided by information systems and the functionality supposedly wanted by the end user. Also this deficiency is not only encountered in architectural design. These two main lines of investigation are followed throughout this thesis. As such, it is investigated in what ways and to what extent design activity -commonly called design thinking- could be supported by information systems.
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author
promoter
UGent and UGent
organization
alternative title
Ondersteuning door informatiesystemen in het architectuurontwerp
year
type
dissertation (monograph)
subject
publisher
Ghent University. Faculty of Engineering and Architecture
place of publication
Ghent, Belgium
defense location
Gent : Faculteit Ingenieurswetenschappen en Architectuur (Jozef Plateauzaal)
defense date
2012-06-19 16:00
ISBN
9789085785095
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
D1
additional info
dissertation consists of copyrighted material
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
2919567
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-2919567
date created
2012-06-25 20:17:39
date last changed
2012-06-28 11:31:16
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  abstract     = {Over the past years, numerous software applications have been realized which support various aspects in architectural design. These systems help the designer in various ways: they provide drafting support, they allow a variety of photorealistic visualizations, they provide very diverse calculation and simulation aids for structural, thermal, acoustic and other aspects of the design. Yet, despite the richness of the design tools currently available, various deficiencies remain in the way in which they can be used to effectively support design activities. Several aspects of design, in particular there where the designer's knowledge, expertise and past experiences are involved, remain essentially without proper information system support. This thesis addresses the question embodied in the above statement: why is it that computer-based design aids still lack in providing full design support? It turns out that various effects are in play, all in some way related to deficiencies in the information exchange (1) among software components, as well as (2) between software components and the designer. The first deficiency relates to the issue of interoperability between information systems that has been distinguished in various domains, not only architectural design. The second deficiency relates to the mismatch that is typically encountered between functionality provided by information systems and the functionality supposedly wanted by the end user. Also this deficiency is not only encountered in architectural design. These two main lines of investigation are followed throughout this thesis. As such, it is investigated in what ways and to what extent design activity -commonly called design thinking- could be supported by information systems.},
  author       = {Pauwels, Pieter},
  isbn         = {9789085785095},
  language     = {eng},
  publisher    = {Ghent University. Faculty of Engineering and Architecture},
  school       = {Ghent University},
  title        = {Reconsidering information system support for architectural design thinking},
  year         = {2012},
}

Chicago
Pauwels, Pieter. 2012. “Reconsidering Information System Support for Architectural Design Thinking”. Ghent, Belgium: Ghent University. Faculty of Engineering and Architecture.
APA
Pauwels, Pieter. (2012). Reconsidering information system support for architectural design thinking. Ghent University. Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Ghent, Belgium.
Vancouver
1.
Pauwels P. Reconsidering information system support for architectural design thinking. [Ghent, Belgium]: Ghent University. Faculty of Engineering and Architecture; 2012.
MLA
Pauwels, Pieter. “Reconsidering Information System Support for Architectural Design Thinking.” 2012 : n. pag. Print.