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Concept design tool requirements: Developing a Framework for Concept Design Tool Specifications
T. Tidafi and T. Dorta (eds) Joining Languages Cultures and Visions: CAADFutures 2009 CD-Rom
Early design phases generate high project value with relatively little effort. However, digital tools supporting integrated concept design at a high knowledge level are scarce. Research has focused on specific aspects of design tools yielding focused and disjoint insights. An actionable requirements framework will allow assembly of research results into a meaningful, comprehensive concept design tool set and will reveal gaps which will help identify further research opportunities.
Concept design, digital tools, affordance, building performance