The field of study of USO-Built’s International Research and Design Unit (IRU 4) ‘Information Design’ concerns supporting and facilitating IT environments for the disaggregated and dispersed building industry, in which all the players - architects, engineers, contractors, clients and users - come from a wholly diverse educational, professional and motivational backgrounds. The importance of a supporting and facilitating IT environment is paramount. The information sciences are used to focus on understanding of properties of information and knowledge structures, to facilitate an integrative framework for better design and the pursuit of a more sustainable built environment, while creating the opportunity for the user/client to participate actively in the design decision-making process through informed options delivered by a more open IT based design decision process. The concept of the user is extended in this IRU to include the user of digital technologies for the built environment. IDN has found consensus for its mission, aims and focusing, and performed a preliminary SWOT analysis.
|Name||USO-Built Report Series|
|Conference||Positioning of USO-Built Joint Graduate Research School : expert meeting|
|Period||1/01/03 → …|
|Other||Positioning of USO-Built Joint Graduate Research School|