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Formalizing Narratives to Better Communicate & Integrate Sustainable Design Processes & Information

TitleFormalizing Narratives to Better Communicate & Integrate Sustainable Design Processes & Information
Publication TypeTechnical Report
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsHaymaker, J, Fischer, M
IssueTR176
Date Published12/2008
PublisherCIFE
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsCenter for Integrated Facility Engineering, CIFE, Decision, Decision-Making, Design, Management, Organization Models, Organizational Modeling, Process Modeling, Process Models, Project Management, Rationale, Rationale Clarity Framework, Stanford University, Validation
AbstractTo achieve environmental, economical, and equitable goals, sustainable designers need to ask and answer many questions. To answer each question they often need to ask other questions. A "narrative" of interrelated questions and answers emerges as the design process progresses. In this paper, we illustrate this narrative pattern using a test case, and observe that sustainable designers find it difficult to quickly and accurately communicate and integrate these narratives. We describe a formalism called "Narratives" that we are designing to help human designers blend their creative and collaborative power with the communicating and integrating power of computers and building information modeling to better communicate, integrate, and thus optimize their design information and processes.
URLhttps://purl.stanford.edu/hj740dp1305
PDF Linkhttps://stacks.stanford.edu/file/druid:hj740dp1305/TR176.pdf
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