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ITcon Vol. 10, pg. 125-139, http://www.itcon.org/2005/10

TRACKING DECISION-MAKING DURING ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN

SUBMITTED: January 2004
REVISED: May 2005
PUBLISHED: June 2005
EDITOR: Björk B-C

Grahame S. Cooper, Professor
Information Systems Institute, University of Salford, England
email: G.S.Cooper@salford.ac.uk

Cristina Cerulli, Dr.
School of Architecture, University of Sheffield, England

Bryan R. Lawson, Professor
School of Architecture, University of Sheffield, England
email: B.Lawson@sheffield.ac.uk

Chengzhi Peng, Dr.
School of Architecture, University of Sheffield, England

Yacine Rezgui, Professor
Information Systems Institute, University of Salford, England
email: Y.Rezgui@salford.ac.uk

SUMMARY: There is a powerful cocktail of circumstances governing the way decisions are made during the architectural design process of a building project. There is considerable potential for misunderstandings, inappropriate changes, change which give rise to unforeseen difficulties, decisions which are not notified to all interested parties, and many other similar problems. The paper presents research conducted within the frame of the EPSRC funded ADS project aiming at addressing the problems linked with the evolution and changing environment of project information to support better decision-making. The paper presents the conceptual framework as well as the software environment that has been developed to support decision-making during building projects, and reports on work carried out on the application of the approach to the architectural design stage. This decision-tracking environment has been evaluated and validated by professionals and practitioners from industry using several instruments as described in the paper.

KEYWORDS: decision tracking; architectural design; versioning of information.

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Cooper G, Cerulli C, Lawson B R, Peng C and Rezgui Y (2005) TRACKING DECISION-MAKING DURING ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN, ITcon Vol. 10, pg. 125-139, http://www.itcon.org/2005/10

 

 
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