Information design (IDN)

J. Verbeke, H.H. Achten, J. Petric, H. Neuckermans, K. Steemers

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPositioning of USO-Built joint graduate research school
EditorsJohanna E.M.H. van Bronswijk, Cornelis H. Doevendans, Jozeph J.A.M. Smeets, J. Verbeke
Place of PublicationEindhoven
PublisherTechnische Universiteit Eindhoven
Publication statusPublished - 2003
EventPositioning of USO-Built Joint Graduate Research School : expert meeting - Brussels, Belgium
Duration: 1 Jan 2003 → …

Publication series

NameUSO-Built Report Series
ISSN (Print)1571-3121


ConferencePositioning of USO-Built Joint Graduate Research School : expert meeting
Period1/01/03 → …
OtherPositioning of USO-Built Joint Graduate Research School


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