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Contrasting paradigms of design thinking: the building thermal simulation tool user vs. the building designer

Bleil De Souza, Clarice ORCID: 2012. Contrasting paradigms of design thinking: the building thermal simulation tool user vs. the building designer. Automation in Construction 22 , pp. 112-122. 10.1016/j.autcon.2011.09.008

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This paper contrasts two different paradigms of design thinking: the one of the dynamic thermal simulation tool users with the one of the building designer. It shows that, in theory, the two paradigms seem to be incommensurable but complementary due to differences in knowledge and praxis between the two professions. The author discusses these differences side-by-side based on a review of the design science literature together with an analysis of the basic structure and knowledge involved in existing thermal simulation tools. This discussion aims to unfold a set of insights into the type of approach needed to move this research area further. It highlights the modus operandi of the building designer rather than focusing on collaborative efforts and sets up the backgrounds for designers to learn relevant concepts of building physics in an environment in which they can experiment with these concepts as ‘craftsmen’.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Architecture
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TH Building construction
Uncontrolled Keywords: Thermal simulation; Paradigms of design thinking; Role of simulation in design; Integration of simulation in design; Criticising integrated simulation
Additional Information: Planning Future Cities-Selected papers from the 2010 eCAADe Conference Pdf uploaded in accordance with publisher's policy at (accessed 15/7/2014)
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0926-5805
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2023 23:47

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