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authors Musso, Arne
year 1983
title Justifying Designs
source Proceedings of the International Conference eCAADe [European Computer Aided Architectural Design Education] Brussels (Belgium) 1983, pp. 0.1-0.9
summary A distinction is made between non-justified (not 'unjustified') and justified designs. A good justification requires that a description of the solution space and a rule for selecting one solution should be given. The old but rarely used concept of the planning model is described and it is stressed that it is a useful aid when justifying design decisions. A simple example is presented to illustrate the method. It is pointed out that the use of computers can be helpful when dealing with large solution spaces, complicated evaluation rules and high demands on the quality of the justification. An increasing demand for design justification is observed, which may result in increased computer application. The hope is expressed that planning models will be used in this connection for better communication.
keywords Planning Model, Design Decisions, Communication
series eCAADe
more http://www.tu-berlin.de
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100%; open Ackoff, Russel (1962) Find in CUMINCAD Scientific Method , New York and London, (Ch. 3)
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100%; open Cross, Nigel (1977) Find in CUMINCAD The Automated Architect , London, (p. 129) Fachgebiet Planungsmethoden, 1981, Planungsmodelle in der Architektur, Berlin (Partial translation into English with the title 'Planning Models in Architecture' available from the author)

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