CumInCAD is a Cumulative Index about publications in Computer Aided Architectural Design
supported by the sibling associations ACADIA, CAADRIA, eCAADe, SIGraDi, ASCAAD and CAAD futures

authors Koutamanis, Alexander
year 2001
title On the Management of Visual Design Documentation
source Architectural Information Management [19th eCAADe Conference Proceedings / ISBN 0-9523687-8-1] Helsinki (Finland) 29-31 August 2001, pp. 124-130
summary One of the most significant consequences of computerization in design practice is a spectacular increase in the amount and complexity of information produced for the specification, analysis and communication of design decisions and products. Computerization is intended to have a positive effect on such subjects but offers no builtin guarantees. The complexity, redundancy and amount of information that is generated on a variety of media has accentuated the problems of archiving, indexing and retrieving design documentation, either in the same project or in related ones. The shortcomings of visual information processing derive from a number of inherent problems: lack of integration in information carriers and kinds; organizational uncertainty, especially with respect to archiving and retrieval; superficial replication of analogue practices; limited understanding of information utility; chronic underestimates of automation potential coupled to overestimates of costs. A progressive improvement of design documentation should focus on: (1) the integration of information kinds and carriers in a single representation (in the direction of virtual prototyping); (2) correlation of information registration and processing with information utility; (3) structural rather than opportunistic or deterministic integration of utility requirements in design representations; (4) recognition of informatization and information management as a new specialization that complements existing roles in the design and management of the built environment
keywords Computerization, Management, Visual Representation, Integration
series eCAADe
email a.koutamanis@bk.tudelft.nl
full text file.pdf (28,296 bytes)
references Content-type: text/plain
details citation check to select
100%; open Akin, O. (1986) Find in CUMINCAD Psychology of Architectural Design , Pion, London
100%; open Coyne, R.D., Rosenman, M.A., Radford, A.D. and Gero, J.S. (1990) Find in CUMINCAD Knowledge-based Design Systems , Addison-Wesley, New York
100%; open Eastman, C. (1970) Find in CUMINCAD On the analysis of intuitive design processes, Emerging Methods in Environment Design and Planning , G T Moore ed, MIT Press, Cambridge
100%; open Oxman, R.E. (1996) Find in CUMINCAD Design by re-representation: a model of visual reasoning in design , Design Studies - Vol 18, No 4 pp. 329-347
100%; open Oxman, R.E. (1999) Find in CUMINCAD Educating the designerly thinker , Design Studies, Vol 20 No 2
100%; open Oxman, R.E. (2001) Find in CUMINCAD The thinking eye: visual recognition in design emergence , Submitted to Design Studies
100%; open Schon, D. and Wiggins, G. (1992) Find in CUMINCAD Kinds of seeing and their functions in designing Design Studies , Vol. 13, No. 2 pp. 135-153
100%; open Stiny, G. (2001) Find in CUMINCAD How to calculate with shapes , Department of Architecture, MIT (working paper)

last changed 2001/08/06 20:38
HOMELOGIN (you are user _anon_222634 from group guest) Works Powered by SciX Open Publishing Services 1.002