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 Al-Sallal, Khaled A. and Degelman, Larry 0.
year 1994
title A Hypermedia Model for Supporting Energy Design in Buildings
source Reconnecting [ACADIA Conference Proceedings / ISBN 1-880250-03-9] Washington University (Saint Louis / USA) 1994, pp. 39-49
summary Several studies have discussed the limitations of the available CAAD tools and have proposed solutions [Brown and Novitski 1987, Brown 1990, Degelman and Kim 1988, Schuman et al 1988]. The lack of integration between the different tasks that these programs address and the design process is a major problem. Schuman et al [1988] argued that in architectural design many issues must be considered simultaneously before the synthesis of a final product can take place. Studies by Brown and Novitski [1987] and Brown [1990] discussed the difficulties involved with integrating technical considerations in the creative architectural process. One aspect of the problem is the neglect of technical factors during the initial phase of the design that, as the authors argued, results from changing the work environment and the laborious nature of the design process. Many of the current programs require the user to input a great deal of numerical values that are needed for the energy analysis. Although there are some programs that attempt to assist the user by setting default values, these programs distract the user with their extensive arrays of data. The appropriate design tool is the one that helps the user to easily view the principal components of the building design and specify their behaviors and interactions. Data abstraction and information parsimony are the key concepts in developing a successful design tool. Three different approaches for developing an appropriate CAAD tool were found in the literature. Although there are several similarities among them, each is unique in solving certain aspects of the problem. Brown and Novitski [1987] emphasize the learning factor of the tool as well as its highly graphical user interface. Degelman and Kim [1988] emphasize knowledge acquisition and the provision of simulation modules. The Windows and Daylighting Group of Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (LBL) emphasizes the dynamic structuring of information, the intelligent linking of data, the integrity of the different issues of design and the design process, and the extensive use of images [Schuman et al 19881, these attributes incidentally define the word hypermedia. The LBL model, which uses hypermedia, seems to be the more promising direction for this type of research. However, there is still a need to establish a new model that integrates all aspects of the problem. The areas in which the present research departs from the LBL model can be listed as follows: it acknowledges the necessity of regarding the user as the center of the CAAD tool design, it develops a model that is based on one of the high level theories of human-computer interaction, and it develops a prototype tool that conforms to the model.

series ACADIA
email l-degelman@neo.tamu.edu
full text file.pdf (1,647,557 bytes)
references Content-type: text/plain
details citation check to select
100%; open Akin, 0. (1986) Find in CUMINCAD Psychology of Architectural Design , Pion Limited
100%; open Brown, G.Z. and Novitski, B.J. (1987) Find in CUMINCAD Combining the Technical and the Artistic: a Software Model for Teaching about Energy Conservation in the Architectural Design , Machine -Mediated Learning 2: 161
100%; open Brown, G.Z. (1990) Find in CUMINCAD Desirable Interface Characteristics of Knowledge-Based Energy Software Used by Architects , Report No. SL-903-3, ASHRAE Transactions, 1990, V.96, PT.2
100%; open Degelman, L.O. and Kim, Y. (1988) Find in CUMINCAD A Knowledge-Based System for Energy Efficient Building Design , Proceedings of the 3rd National Conference on Microcomputer Applications in Energy, University of Arizona
100%; open Eberts, R.E. and Eberts, G.E. (1989) Find in CUMINCAD Four Approaches to Human Computer Interaction , Intelligent Interfaces: Theory, Research, and I edited by Hancock, P.A. and Chignell M.H., Elsevier Science Publishers B.V.
100%; open Kacmar, C.J. (1990) Find in CUMINCAD PROXHY: a Process -Oriented Extensible Hypertext Architecture , Ph.D. dissertation, Texas A&M University
100%; open Lee, T.Y. (1990) Find in CUMINCAD The Development of an Object-Oriented Environment for the Modeling of Physical, Chemical, and Biological Systems , Ph.D. dissertation, Texas A&M University
100%; open Liskov, B. (1987) Find in CUMINCAD Data Abstraction and Hierarchy , Addendum to the proceedings of the OOPSLA '87 Conference, SIGPLAN Notices 23:17-34
100%; open Milne, M. and Givoni, B. (1979) Find in CUMINCAD Architectural Design Based on Climate , Energy Conservation through Building Design, edited by Watson D., McGraw-Hill
100%; open Norman, D.A. (1983) Find in CUMINCAD Some Observations on Mental Models , Mental Models, edited by Gentner, D. and Stevens A. L., Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
100%; open Norman, D.A. (1987) Find in CUMINCAD Cognitive Science , Interfacing Thought, edited by Carroll, J.M., MIT Press
100%; open Papamichael, K.M. (1991) Find in CUMINCAD Design process and Knowledge Possibilities and Limitations of Computer-Aided Design , Ph.D. dissertation, University of California at Berkeley
100%; open Rubin, T. (1988) Find in CUMINCAD User Interface Design for Computer Systems , Ellis Horwood Publishers
100%; open Schuman, J., Sullivan, R., Selkowitz, S., Milne, M. and Kroelinger, M. (1988) Find in CUMINCAD A Daylight Design Tool Using HyperCard on the Macintosh , Proceedings of the 3rd National Conference on Microcomputer Applications in Energy, University of Arizona
100%; open Zeigler, B. (1976) Find in CUMINCAD Theory of Modeling and Simulation , John Wiley & Sons

last changed 2003/11/21 14:15
HOMELOGIN (you are user _anon_963118 from group guest) Works Powered by SciX Open Publishing Services 1.002