Thinking inside the box: Model, Tool, Team and Setting for Building Design

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Abstract

This article provides an overview of research into the use of a design method and its tool to explain and to illustrate the mental model of a design team. Purpose: to show a way to partly describe collaborative conceptual building design processes. Methodology: Our approach uses a design method to structure and to descibe the conceptual building design team process. This enables us to use it to illustrate the mental model of the design team. Findings: Our approach is usefull to let the designers reflect on the process as well as on the results. There is a stimulating effect of the method on the amount of solutions as well as on the communication within the design team. Value: The paper presents the application of tools of a design method to construct a mental model of a design team. This approach can be used to further investigate the creative processe within design teams.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDesign Creativity 2010
EditorsT Taura, Y Nagai
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherSpringer
Pages191-198
Number of pages330
ISBN (Print)978-0-85729-223-0
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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