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authors Johnson, Robert E.
year 1992
title Design Inquiry and Resource Allocation
source New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1992. pp. 51-65 : ill. tables. includes bibliography
summary This paper proposes that the primary role of resource allocation in design is to assist design decision makers in ordering preferences and exploring trade-offs. Most existing cost evaluation paradigms focus on assessing costs after design decisions are made. This view unnecessarily restricts the active participation of economic knowledge in design decision-making. The approach described in this research suggests that the exploration and definition of values and references should be the major focus of economic analysis within the design process. A conceptual framework for this approach is presented along with several examples that illustrate the use of this framework. Computational approaches are suggested which play a central role in clarifying preference and exploring trade-offs during design
keywords economics, architecture, building, construction, resource allocation, design, cost, evaluation
series CADline
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