E-activities in design and design education, Proceedings of the 9th EuropIA International Conference pages:71-76
EuropIA edition:9 location:Istanbul (Turkey) date:8-10 October 2003
IDEA+ is an integrated design environment for architecture, which is currently being implemented at our department. It requires the development of an architecture-oriented data-structure and a prototype application.
In the research project, the focus lies on transitions between different design phases and scale levels, and at the same time integrating evaluation tools in the design environment.
The paper tries to give an overview of implementation issues and focuses on both programming and architectural topics:
“Representations” – How the project data will be displayed and at the same time, will serve as an interface to the design. How the different views on the data (2D, 3D,
textual) will give other insights into the design.
“Transitions” – How the environment will try to follow the workflow of an architect/designer, by allowing a transition of the design into different scale levels and design phases
“Tests” – how the evaluation tests can be integrated in the design environment and at the same time be developed independently.