Morphology to illustrate the mental model of a design team's process.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperAcademic

1 Citation (Scopus)
21 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

The need for nearly zero energy and environmentally sustainable buildings introduced further complexity in the design process of buildings. This calls for a holistic integral design approach with the involvement of besides architects various design experts from different domains to form multidisciplinary design teams right from the conceptual design phase. Mental models can be used to explain the way members organize and present knowledge about the design task that enable design teams to perform its work. To support this process a design method based on the use of morphological charts and a morphological overview was developed in cooperation with the Dutch professional organizations of architects and consulting engineers. This method was implemented in the master education of the Faculty of the Built Environment of the TU Eindhoven. The morphological approach is discussed in relation the theoretical design construct of mental models of the conceptual design process. In this paper, in addition to a detailed discussion on the mental model of a design team, shows the use of the morphological approach and mental model to illustrate the design process of a group of professional designers in a real project setting.
Translated title of the contributionMorfologie om het mentale model te laten zien van het proces van een ontwerp team
Original languageEnglish
Pages122-127
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 7 Sep 2017
Event19th International Conference on Engineering and product Design Education (E&PDE 2017) - HiOA, Oslo, Norway
Duration: 7 Sep 20178 Sep 2017
Conference number: 2017
http://epde.info/epde2017/

Conference

Conference19th International Conference on Engineering and product Design Education (E&PDE 2017)
Abbreviated titleE&PDE2017
CountryNorway
CityOslo
Period7/09/178/09/17
Internet address

Keywords

  • Integral design
  • Mental model
  • Morphological chart
  • Morphological overview

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Morphology to illustrate the mental model of a design team's process.'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this