In this paper we describe the value of creating simplified user interfaces for architectural software applications intended for use in early conceptual design phases. By reducing the interface the team was able to solicit specific feedback about new tools without the overhead or pre-conceptions associated with using an existing software platform. As a… (More)
This paper describes design research methods used to understand user needs, identify user requirements and create new conceptual design workflows for an existing architectural software application.
This case study addresses the design research methodologies behind the making of a parametric, conceptual modeling design environment in an existing Building Information Modeling (BIM) platform. The challenge was to build a fully associative and parametric 3D modeler where geometry is created, manipulated, and parameterized in a manner approachable by a… (More)