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The applicability of the design structure matrix (DSM) method in representing and prescribing the architectural design process

Zaeri, Fahimeh and Anwar, Khairul and Khaidzir, Mohamed and Idi Danfulani, Babangida (2011) The applicability of the design structure matrix (DSM) method in representing and prescribing the architectural design process. In: Sixth International Six Conference On Construction In The 21St Century (Citc-Vi).

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Abstract

Iteration is a key feature in the design process. Utilizing the iteration loops prevalent in the design process can help designers explore and understand problems better. Furthermore, designers are be able clarify problems, generate ideas and gain the best solutions through these iterative loops. Understanding the characteristics of design iteration is fundamental to improving solution generating activities. Depending on different design situations, problem types, constraints and criteria, we may encounter different kinds of iteration, namely in terms of their positive or negative effects on the design process. So, identifying iteration characteristics will be crucial in the effective management of the design process. For this purpose, in this paper, we consider an explicit method to represent the clear and compact model of iterative processes that occur in architectural design. This method is derived from the Design Structure Matrix (DSM), which is a heuristic approach that enables us to capture activity iteration and probabilistic looping within the architectural design process. While this tool allows the modeling of sequential or parallel processes, it can address interdependencies (feedback and iteration) and many other complex activities.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:architectural design
Divisions:Built Environment
ID Code:46345
Deposited By: Haliza Zainal
Deposited On:10 Jun 2015 11:00
Last Modified:30 Aug 2017 15:35

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