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authors Johnson, Scott and Johnson, Brian
year 2000
title Binary Oppositions: Should Designers Learn to Think Differently in order to Better Utilize Digital Design Tools?
source ACADIA Quarterly, vol. 19, no. 4, pp. 2-4
summary The development of information technology and its application to design disciplines has changed how buildings are described and even how they are built. Engineers, architects, contractors, and other parties often exchange files instead of paper drawings, and manufacturers can be sent numeric data to guide the fabrication of customized building components. The tools of the trade, even the things possible in the trade, are changing. This brings up the issue of how best to utilize this emerging technology. Should we mold this technology to fit the tasks and concepts we have in mind, or should we learn new ways of thinking about architecture and our role as architects? Do we need to get used to thinking in terms of RGB values, external file references, geometric transformations, and paper space vs. model space? In short, should designers learn to think differently in order to better utilize digital design tools?
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