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id ecaade2007_161
authors Dieckmann, Andreas; Netten, Sarah; Russell, Peter
year 2007
title From Oh-Oh to OO
source Predicting the Future [25th eCAADe Conference Proceedings / ISBN 978-0-9541183-6-5] Frankfurt am Main (Germany) 26-29 September 2007, pp. 663-669
summary The architect’s profession has always been that of an organizer; a coordinator. In an increasingly specialized society such as ours there is an even greater demand for professionals with a wide range of management abilities. Today’s architect will have to organize and coordinate the flow, the means and the systematic storage of information in a project. For an institution that ‘produces’ architects, it is, in the opinion of the authors, vital to not only teach modern / contemporary methods of organizing information but also to practice them. If architecture students are to comprehend the necessity of organizing skills & tools, they will have to encounter these from day one of their student life. It is perhaps surprising (or not) that niversities are not necessarily the best example of svelte, efficient organisations. On the contrary, they are often run on age-old principles that never change, despite acknowledged faults. A faculty of architecture has been developing a system to enable all members of the faculty, (teachers and students alike), with a central service for the management of information. This service is a set of web-based tools for organizing and managing the curriculum and all matters connected to that. The objective of the platform is to increase efficiency and transparency in the administration of the faculty. The effect of the system has been to develop a community. Two main aspects buttress this community. Firstly, the users are made aware of the presence of other users through a “Who’s On Campus” module. This module allows users to see which other users are logged in and using IP Addresses and WLAN Access Point Information, where they roughly are. Secondly, through a range of communication processes, informal communication is easily undertaken with other users online. The effect has been to improve the daily activities of the faculty. Achieving this has come about not by decree, but by convincing and observable benefits from the system.
keywords Virtual universities, internet collaboration, CSCW
series eCAADe
email peter_russell@mac.com
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100%; open Dieckmann, A., Russell, P., Stachelhaus, T. (2003) Find in CUMINCAD Healer Heal Thyself: Information Management in an Architecture Faculty , Construction IT - Bridging the Distance [20th CIB W78 Conference Proceedings / ISBN 87-90078-34-9], Auckland, New Zealand 23-25 A
100%; open Lieberman, Oren (2000) Find in CUMINCAD The Application of Object-oriented Software Concepts in Architectural Pedagogy. Promise and Reality: State of the Art versus State of Practice in Computing for the Design and Planning Process , 18th eCAADe Conference Proceedings / IS
100%; open Wallbaum, Michael, Dieckmann, Andreas, Russell, Peter, Stachelhaus, Thomas (2004) Find in CUMINCAD Who’s onCampus: A Campus-Wide Location System , INFORMATIK 2004 - Informatik verbindet [Band 2, Beiträge der 34. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V. (GI)]

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