Cloud and computer mediated collaboration in the early architectural design stages: A study of early design stage collaboration related to bim and the cloud

Marianthi Leon, Richard Laing

Research output: Contribution to journalConference articlepeer-review

7 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Efficient collaborative design during the early design stages in architecture is a condition for effective overall design and construction and visual and tactile interfaces can facilitate and support collaborative design leading to promoting communication and effective information exchange. The collaborative design process is captured nowadays within shared Building Information Models (BIMs) that bridge spatial, temporal and conceptual barriers, and the technological means for sharing that information are based on cloud technologies. Nevertheless, BIM models tend to be focused on detailed and construction design stages while the current paradigm on early stages conceptual design tends towards still using analogue means of communication. The focus of this paper is about bridging the conceptual design stage with the later detailed design BIM ones by using tactile and tangible interfaces and digital and cloud technologies. As a result, the information and initial ideas are effectively transferred between the different design stages. A specific case study is presented to illustrate the conceptual design process of a multidisciplinary focus group using both analogue means and tactile and tangible user interfaces (TUIs).

Original languageEnglish
Article number6735402
Pages (from-to)94-99
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of the International Conference on Cloud Computing Technology and Science, CloudCom
Volume2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event5th IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing Technology and Science, CloudCom 2013 - Bristol, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 Dec 20135 Dec 2013

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Cloud and computer mediated collaboration in the early architectural design stages: A study of early design stage collaboration related to bim and the cloud'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this