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Improving Design Processes through Collaborating, Sharing, and Understanding

TitleImproving Design Processes through Collaborating, Sharing, and Understanding
Publication TypeWorking Paper
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsSenescu, R, Haymaker, J
Date Published05/2009
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsCenter for Integrated Facility Engineering, Charrette, CIFE, Communication, Coordination, Design, Process Models, Stanford University
AbstractPrevious research defines a Design Process Communication Methodology that specifies an organizational and technological environment necessary for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of design processes. From Points of Departure in Human Computer Interaction, Knowledge Management, Process Modeling, and Design Theory, the authors have derived specifications categorized by the characteristics: Transparent, Modular, Searchable, Usable, Scalable, Incentivized, Computable, and Framed. This proposal seeks support for deploying the Process Integration Platform (PIP) web tool to measure the impact of this methodology. The proposal explains how the authors intend to use PIP in student and professional design charettes, and professional case studies to measure impact on defined metrics for process efficiency and effectiveness. The authors hypothesize that the resulting improvements to efficiency and effectiveness will increase the financial, environmental, and social value delivered by the AEC industry.
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