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Hooshyar Yousefi, B. & Najjar Azali, N. (2018). Integration of BIM and IoT in the Building Heritage: A KM Conceptual Framework. In: Parastoo Eshrati (Ed.), Landscape in Transition: Middle East Landscape Architecture Conference (MELAC 2018). Paper presented at International Federation of Landscape Architects- Middle East Region, Middle East Landscape Architecture Conference (MELAC 2018) Tehran, Iran, May 7-8, 2018. Tehran: IFLA, Middle East
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Integration of BIM and IoT in the Building Heritage: A KM Conceptual Framework
2018 (English)In: Landscape in Transition: Middle East Landscape Architecture Conference (MELAC 2018) / [ed] Parastoo Eshrati, Tehran: IFLA, Middle East , 2018Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The current progress in the field of Building Informa on Modeling (BIM) and the new possibili es facilitated by IoT (Internet of Things) pla orms could contribute to the stream of the integra ng improvement of the knowledge-based built heritage management. In this paper, ُthe concept of integra on of BIM and IoT would appear as a process of coordina on of all phases under a proper knowledge-based strategic approach. The op mal provided model would eventually be essen al to integrate common sub-processes grounded on the developed BIM-IoT principles/model. The eventual model has been conceptualized through the correspondence of BIM with WSN (Wireless Sensors Network) as the central management brain of the opera on and maintenance of the buildings referring to the sustainability concept and conducts as a Knowledge Management System (KMS).

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Tehran: IFLA, Middle East, 2018
Keywords
Wireless Sensors Network, Building Heritage, BIM, IoT, Knowledge Management System (KMS)
National Category
Landscape Architecture Engineering and Technology Environmental Analysis and Construction Information Technology Information Systems Building Technologies
Research subject
Knowledge and Innovation Management (KIM)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-15348 (URN)
Conference
International Federation of Landscape Architects- Middle East Region, Middle East Landscape Architecture Conference (MELAC 2018) Tehran, Iran, May 7-8, 2018
Available from: 2018-06-06 Created: 2018-06-06 Last updated: 2018-06-12
Lundell, B., Gamalielsson, J., Tengblad, S., Yousefi, B. H., Fischer, T., Johansson, G., . . . Lönroth, E. (2017). Addressing Lock-in, Interoperability, and Long-Term Maintenance Challenges Through Open Source: How Can Companies Strategically Use Open Source?. In: Federico Balaguer, Roberto Di Cosmo, Alejandra Garrido, Fabio Kon, Gregorio Robles, Stefano Zacchiroli (Ed.), Open Source Systems: Towards Robust Practices. Paper presented at 13th IFIP WG 2.13 International Conference on Open Source Systems, OSS 2017; Buenos Aires; Argentina; 22 May 2017 through 23 May 2017; Code 191819 (pp. 80-88). Cham: Springer
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Addressing Lock-in, Interoperability, and Long-Term Maintenance Challenges Through Open Source: How Can Companies Strategically Use Open Source?
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2017 (English)In: Open Source Systems: Towards Robust Practices / [ed] Federico Balaguer, Roberto Di Cosmo, Alejandra Garrido, Fabio Kon, Gregorio Robles, Stefano Zacchiroli, Cham: Springer, 2017, p. 80-88Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This industry paper reports on how strategic use of open source in company contexts can provide effective support for addressing the fundamental challenges of lock-in, interoperability, and longevity of software and associated digital assets. The fundamental challenges and an overview of an ongoing collaborative research project are presented. Through a conceptual model for open source usage in company contexts we characterise how companies engage with open source and elaborate on how the fundamental challenges can be effectively addressed through open source usage in company contexts.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cham: Springer, 2017
Series
IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, ISSN 1868-4238, E-ISSN 1868-422X ; 496
National Category
Computer and Information Sciences
Research subject
Software Systems Research Group (SSRG); Followership and Organizational Resilience; Knowledge and Innovation Management (KIM)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-13610 (URN)10.1007/978-3-319-57735-7_9 (DOI)2-s2.0-85019625844 (Scopus ID)978-3-319-57734-0 (ISBN)978-3-319-57735-7 (ISBN)
Conference
13th IFIP WG 2.13 International Conference on Open Source Systems, OSS 2017; Buenos Aires; Argentina; 22 May 2017 through 23 May 2017; Code 191819
Funder
Knowledge Foundation
Available from: 2017-06-01 Created: 2017-06-01 Last updated: 2018-01-13Bibliographically approved
Hooshyar Yousefi, B. & Najjar Azali, N. (2017). Dimensions of Knowledge Management in the Enhancement of Sociability in Urban Spaces/Places. In: : . Paper presented at KIM 2017: International Symposium of Knowledge and Innovation Management, Tehran, Iran, January 8-9, 2017.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Dimensions of Knowledge Management in the Enhancement of Sociability in Urban Spaces/Places
2017 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Architects and urban researchers have long held the view that the semantical analysis of “space syntax” and understanding physical and social dynamics of public spaces, play a vital role in the social and economic life of the social units and also the formation of public culture, the identity and the notion that could be called “sense of place”. Public spaces/places allow the citizens to have interaction with each other while meeting on the ostensibly ground in a planned and unplanned means. By definition, if we consider a "social urban place" as an integrated object, it will have a tendency to support the emotional expressions of the mentioned sense, including the human-oriented social common achievements, which in a way would eventually make our memories and life courses. In this sense, the crucial importance of the designing of public place/space as an integrated issue, related to the social identity and also the cultural intangible and tangible attitudes, would shape a confrontation strategy which could cause a dramatic change in the mentioned social units. In a broader approach, as many commentator also argue, the the underlying support of the sociability improvement is fundamentally developed by obtaining a comprehensive perception of “knowledge” associated with the city and its public spaces/places. While urban analysts and practitioners’ ideas differentiate in the sense of the approach toward the place/space, as a contextual phenomenon, they have generally accepted that without managing the mentioned “knowledge”, the corresponding data and information would be overloaded increasingly. Consequently the decision-making, the acceleration of the urban progress, stimulating cultural changes and the innovative attitudes etc. will encounter a significant failure risk; so that, abnormal resonance and chaos will occur over and over in the urban place/space. considering that there is no traceable regulating ground base/strategy in Iran to provide and improve urban-generated knowledge, based on social identity, particularly the practical management of the mentioned knowledge remain a major issue for the sociability improvement in urban public places/spaces. In order to respond to this gap, the current paper discusses the integrated identity factors in the management structure of urban public places. In order to achieve the mentioned purpose, in an analytic mode of understanding, we observe relationships between “space syntax” semantically; then, based on theoretical investigations and literature review we distinguish fundamental issues enhancing the identity and quality of place. As the result, we have presented a managerial method of the gained place identical knowledge in order to promote the sociability of public spaces. We have also examined the relationship between this public space and the associated social aspects and developed a perceptual semantic platform to manage the related knowledge of the place identity which is associated with the physical built environment. The conclusion contains a conceptual model representing a sociability-oriented knowledge management visualization of the public urban place/space  considering architectural identity factors.

Keywords
Urban Sociability, Architectural Identity, Knowledge Management, Space Syntax, Spatial Cognition
National Category
Architecture Social Sciences Information Systems, Social aspects
Research subject
Knowledge and Innovation Management (KIM)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-13889 (URN)
Conference
KIM 2017: International Symposium of Knowledge and Innovation Management, Tehran, Iran, January 8-9, 2017
Available from: 2017-07-01 Created: 2017-07-01 Last updated: 2017-11-27Bibliographically approved
Hooshyar Yousefi, B. & Durst, S. (2016). Form follows knowledge: A Thematic Synthesis Toward the KMS-based semantic approach in Architecture SMEs. In: : . Paper presented at The First International Congress on Target Architecture, Shiraz, Iran, November 27, 2016.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Form follows knowledge: A Thematic Synthesis Toward the KMS-based semantic approach in Architecture SMEs
2016 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

There is a traceable current methodic shift in the field of “Architectural Design” which could be explained as the systematic interconnection of “scientific method” and “design methods” based on the objectives of the “structural logic” of Design; the prospect “systematic” approach would provide the designers/architects/Architecture-SMEs with a possible wide range of technological practical potentials to be deciphered to the operational facilitation in the associated enterprises. The mentioned structural logic could be characterized as a “design support” facilitation based on the “information processing and evaluation” for dealing with all aspects of the knowledge in the process as a Knowledge Management System (KMS) in the sense of improving the collaboration and enhancing the Knowledge Management (KM) process. Since the visual aspects of the design process, such as diagrams, contain a structure of natural cognitive “networks of relationships”, the “meaning” is situated between the linkages of the network which would be visually presented and actualized by the architectural artifact. The semantic associations would be a strategy-based approach of textual relationship between concepts and knowledge for the textual determination and source-target mapping as an effective tool in term of developing the knowledge mining computational analogy tools. In this paper, the main focus is the dynamicity- and creativity-oriented as a flow of knowledge exchange between the design actors in the knowledge-based architectural decisions. The required knowledge and information analysis in the conceptual phase and the related creative notions, beside the fact that concepts are verbal/textual/visually representable, emphasizes the need of a knowledge mapping as a reliable context for Conceptualization in architecture SMEs. The formalization/formulization of the design knowledge/information and the associated interaction/dynamicity based on the designers’ cognitive/creative attitude are still a field to be developed; in this paper, besides the emphasizing the importance of knowledge and its cognitive approaches, the integration of “systematic design approaches” and “knowledge-based systems”, in a semantic sense, have been illustrated. Eventually, the current paper indicates the foundation of a model of such a knowledge-based semantic manner using a review and thematic analysis method.

Keywords
Architectural Design, Architecture SMEs, Knowledge Management System, Design process, Conceptualization, Semantics
National Category
Architecture Construction Management
Research subject
Knowledge and Innovation Management (KIM)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-13459 (URN)
Conference
The First International Congress on Target Architecture, Shiraz, Iran, November 27, 2016
Available from: 2017-03-27 Created: 2017-03-27 Last updated: 2017-11-27
Svensson, L. & Hooshyar Yousefi, B. (2016). Location as a Key Factor to Develop Strategic Resource: A Study of Space, Place and Identity. In: : . Paper presented at The Second International Conference on Urbanism, Urban Management and Development, 12-13 December, 2016, Shiraz, Iran.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Location as a Key Factor to Develop Strategic Resource: A Study of Space, Place and Identity
2016 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Taking into account the increasing urbanization in Europe, young people prefer bigger cities and eventually small towns face the challenge of aging and immigrant populations requiring evermore social services even as tax revenues decrease. It seems a necessity for the regional enterprises/authorities to revise their strategic vision in associated with the raising of awareness among the citizens and socio-economic stakeholders in the long-term strategies/priorities. Structuring a powerful approach toward the concept of attractiveness through a location-based assertiveness will not only be supported by the local public or community initiatives, but also through the resource-based theory to stablish new opportunities of public/private partnership in the locations. The concept community values, combining with the strategic vision of the local authority scenario would idealistically cause the raising of awareness among the citizens and socio-economic stakeholders in the scenario-based implementation of resilient of the long-term strategies/priorities; this path is capable also in a public mobilization for a sustainable collective action to sharing a purpose, a common fate in the sense of the evolution of socio-economic norms which eventually integrates the cultural, social, economic and environmental values with the “location”; this could be the platform for a model that shows location-based growth orientation aspects are in a profound interaction with what we call “place identity”. The main ambition of our paper is to look at location as a structured dynamism to support the diversification strategy of owner-managed local companies through literature-based approach to examine whether location, as a strategic resource, contributes to sustainable competitive advantage for companies. So our study contributes to the discussion of the importance of “location” as a factor for creating strategic resources that can create and/or contribute to the competitive advantage of enterprises mostly based on the regionalization strategies; this will promote the mobilization of local actors to develop the competitiveness and attractiveness of their territory, while stimulating a collaborative approach between the territories to expand their capacities. In the maturity phase the resource-based view developed to be a resource-based theory that must evolve in order to extend the maturity phase. As the resource-based view assumes that resources are heterogeneously distributed among companies, various factors [external and internal] explain how profitability can be created and maintained in the long term. We have applied an interdisciplinary grounded theory method by combining the literature-based data from studies of resource based strategies and urban discussion related to space/location; The evidence from some interviews with company leaders, owners, managers and influential representatives of various community activities and entities also helped us to run an inductive reasoning approach as a hypothetical clarification of the action(s) that recurrently determines the main apprehension of the accomplices in an applicable area.

Keywords
RBT, sustainable competitive advantages, location, public-private partnership, Identity
National Category
Environmental Management Design Economics and Business
Research subject
Humanities and Social sciences; Knowledge and Innovation Management (KIM); Strategic Entrepreneurship
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-13040 (URN)
Conference
The Second International Conference on Urbanism, Urban Management and Development, 12-13 December, 2016, Shiraz, Iran
Available from: 2016-10-21 Created: 2016-10-21 Last updated: 2017-11-27Bibliographically approved
Hooshyar Yousefi, B. & Najjar Azali, N. (2016). Mashrabiya Structural Element as a Pattern in Contemporary Architecture: نگاهی به عنصر کالبدی «مشربیه» در معماری و استفاده از آن در معماری امروز. In: : . Paper presented at ICMRS2016 http://icmrs2016.ir/fa/. Mashhad
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Mashrabiya Structural Element as a Pattern in Contemporary Architecture: نگاهی به عنصر کالبدی «مشربیه» در معماری و استفاده از آن در معماری امروز
2016 (Persian)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [fa]

چکیده: تجلی فرهنگ در معنای زندگی روزمره معمولا در ضرب المثل ها، سبک زندگی، اعتقادات و باورها و نهایتا ماهیت های مادی مردمان [همچون معماری] نمود می یابد. در این وادی مردمان شرق و در موضوع ما مردمان خاورمیانه و خاور نزدیک به اندازه ای دارای نمود مشترک فرهنگی هستند که بعضا میتوان از الگوهای مشترک توسعه ای برای ملت های مختلف بهره گرفت. در وادی معماری نیز الگوبرداری از عنصرهای هم سو با فرهنگ و هویت خود می تواند راه گشای خلاقیت و بهینه سازی رویکردهای توسعه ای بعدی و به اعتبار نتیجه به وجود آمدن معماری پایدار و هویت گرا باشد. در این بین شاید بتوان نور و مناسک و منازل آن را از جمله موضوعاتی دانست که در اکثر فرهنگ های تعالی گرا بدان توجه ویژه ای شده است. چرا که؛ نور جزو تاثیر گدارترین مولفه های محیطی شناخته میشود. ولی امروزه شاهد این مساله هستیم که گاهی با بالا رفتن آگاهی های علمی و رشد تکنولوژی همچنین در تنگنای معماری از پیش تعریف شده دوران مدرنیته، گاهی توجه به نور و ارزش های والای آن فراموش میشود. چنان چه به نظر میرسد گاهی حتی این عامل کارامد درک محیط و فضا دیگر کلیدی ترین عامل طراحی یک اثر نیست. در حالی که گذشتگان با بهره گیری از کمترین امکانات در حالی که از نور به بهترین نحو ممکن در ساخت فضای مصنوع خود یاری میجستند، بدون اینکه دانش آکادمیکی داشته باشند، در واقع معماری پایدار و هویت گرا و معنامند را به منصه اجرا میگزاردند. نمونه این استفاده را در مشربیه میتوانیم ببینیم. در این پژوهش با مطالعه عنصر کالبدی مشربیه و چیستی آن، نقش این عنصر در معماری عربی/اسلامی بررسی شده است. سپس ضمن ارائه الگوهایی نحوه استفاده و الهام گیری از این عنصر را در معماری هویت گرای امروزی بیان کرده و در پایان نتیجه میگیرد که مشربیه میتواند امروزه نیز الگوی مناسبی باشد برای طراحی معمارانه. چرا که؛ این الگو برخواسته از فرهنگ و هویت میباشد.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Mashhad: , 2016
Keywords
مشربیه، هویت، نور، فرهنگ، معماری امروز
National Category
Architecture
Research subject
Humanities and Social sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-12309 (URN)
Conference
ICMRS2016 http://icmrs2016.ir/fa/
Available from: 2016-05-31 Created: 2016-05-31 Last updated: 2017-11-27Bibliographically approved
Najjar Azali, N. & Hooshyar Yousefi, B. (2016). On the Need of BIM Implementation in the Historical Buildings Renovation: An Analytical KMS-based Approach Toward Upgrading the Existing Renovation Design Methods to the Building Information Model in Iran. In: : . Paper presented at Architecture, Restoration & Strengthening of Historical Buildings, Tabriz, Iran, October 16-18, 2016.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>On the Need of BIM Implementation in the Historical Buildings Renovation: An Analytical KMS-based Approach Toward Upgrading the Existing Renovation Design Methods to the Building Information Model in Iran
2016 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

BIM (Building Information Modeling) is the new trend in accordance with the management of the information related to building design and construction; some countries such as Denmark, Singapore and the United Kingdom have mandated the implementation of BIM method for their public construction projects and considered BIM documentation/implementation as a part of their national regulations/codes. So far, there is not such a ground rule/platform in Iran to provide and improve public construction/design contracts based on BIM implementation. This gap makes the management of the generated associated knowledge difficult to capture and eventually would not support the needed effective dissemination of the prospect knowledge. Particularly the practical implementation, the associated knowledge acquisition, and application of BIM remain a major issue, in our case for the renovation projects in Iran, although the related software are in common usage. The ultimate goal of this paper is to gain a more acute perspective into the implementation of Building Information Modeling (BIM) through the renovation of the cultural/historic places/buildings and the related innovative operational approach, addressing various projects around the world by developing a conceptual model as a Knowledge Management System (KMS); it reveals that BIM adaptation for public historical renovations in Iran which not only helps to mitigate the Knowledge Management problems but also attract global actors to participate in the mentioned field beside the platform development of the KM. The establishment of the KMS and the associated dynamism must be through the core management approach and strategy of the contributing enterprises, providing the human, financial and material resources to the process; additionally, it is essential to capture and systematized generated information and knowledge throughout the lifecycle of the renovation projects. The methodology is based on a literature review of the BIM-oriented renovation investigating of the actual projects and the development of a conceptual model toward fulfilling the gap of the key management factors such as indecisive sustainability, weak project execution, unclear or divergent project goals, lack of funding or resources, lack of design and renovation standards, etc. By implementation of BIM as a knowledge-based approach in the renovation of historical and cultural projects, our conceptual model uses BIM as an information exchange framework to manage knowledge in renovation project. The paper concludes with a potential broad discussion of suggestions supporting the adaptation of BIM at the renovation stage of historical projects in Iran based on the research findings.

Keywords
BIM (Building Information Modeling), Building Renovation, Construction, Architecture, Knowledge Management System (KMS)
National Category
Building Technologies Architecture Construction Management Environmental Analysis and Construction Information Technology Information Systems
Research subject
Knowledge and Innovation Management (KIM)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-13009 (URN)
Conference
Architecture, Restoration & Strengthening of Historical Buildings, Tabriz, Iran, October 16-18, 2016
Available from: 2016-10-08 Created: 2016-10-08 Last updated: 2018-01-14Bibliographically approved
Hooshyar Yousefi, B. & Haghighatpour, S. (2016). Performing a Mini-Brainstorming Session on Architecture, Innovation and Creativity. DESIGNER (12), 65-73
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Performing a Mini-Brainstorming Session on Architecture, Innovation and Creativity
2016 (English)In: DESIGNER, ISSN 2008-9538, no 12, p. 65-73Article in journal, Meeting abstract (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Abstract [en]

In an architectural judgment It is apparent that a mismatch between predicted and exercised conclusions of spatial design process could be recognized specially in the early phase of design; the figure which eventually we call architecture (or built environment) is deep-rooted in the programmatic approach to architectural design or the concepts. In spite of the development of design and documentations of construction arrangements which are normally follow the authorization/legislation organizations formats/templates, the conceptual part as a qualitative/spiritual issue, which is potentially shaping the illustrative/imaginative visual division of built object, seems has been considered as a part of architectural creativity; Traci Matthews (FDOT, 2003) defines process as "a sequence of activities executed by a human or machine, often with the goal of transforming a set of inputs into outputs. A complete description of a process includes naming of the steps within the process and using models of the system in various abstractions". He also adds about method: "A methodology is simply the implementation of a specific process..." Exploration of what –these days- has been calling "architectural concept" and "methods of architectural programming" and the issue of its interrelation to design process and exploration of the conceptual and historical structure that, hopefully, shapes current issues in architectural theories in addition with politics, ideology and, in a general view, the cultural context, whenever we make a revolutionary leap in personal development, scientific theory or any other qualitative or quantum shift of paradigm or framework, that to which subject becomes object for consideration could be considered as our perceptions and evaluations, those things that subject us to themselves, become things we can behold. As psychologist Robert Kegan (1982) has suggested, rather than be held by our perspective, we can hold it and choose our way of thinking. We can thus step back from patterns that bind and keep us in their hold, and instead choose whether to "hold" those ways or other ways. We can either be hold by a thinking pattern or choose to have the pattern. In fact, the space between architectural creativity and a managerial approach to the case of design must be filled with structural process-based components; here the main issue appears, how does this advent happen and how does this understanding occur? Loon (2008) is right when he is talking about computer dominance in architectural offices even in exploration of conceptual design possibilities; it is even overtaking the current methodologies. He believes that "the bridge between the non-cognitive intuitive design process and the ultra- systematic computer as a potential design medium is missing". Nowadays it is not hard to find many types of software which have been designed specifically in order to form generation in architecture; even there are some courses in architectural faculties just for working with form generating computer applications. Special processes like (Building Information Modeling) BIM have been developed just for dealing with building data during its design and construction life cycle. Collier (1995) like many architectural critics/theorists believe that the architecture must be technically/spiritually a value production activity; in the book of "Design, Technology and Development Process" by using a rich and diverse range of examples from different countries, cultures and historical periods, he explains his fundamental ideas. Collier firstly, sets the scene by exploring generation of buildings and types of architecture and structures to illustrate basic ideas that influence them and then, he discuss the nature of the development and analysis its process. Gaver & Martin (2000) have reported mapping a design space for a project on information appliances, "we produced a workbook describing about twenty conceptual design proposals. On the one hand, they serve as suggestions that digital devices might embody values apart from those traditionally associated with functionality and usefulness. On the other, they are examples of research through design, balancing concreteness with openness to spur the imagination, and using multiplicity to allow the emergence of a new design space..." (2000, p209). Tarrah [Designer Magazine] have had the opportunity to hold an mini-brainstorming [idea generation gaming] session in order to bring the creativity and innovation issues in accordance with architectural design up.

1. Collier, Tonny. (1995). Design, Technology and the Development Process in the Built Environment (Ed.). New York: E&FN Spon.

2. Florida Department of Transport. (2003). the report of "A Process Review and Appraisal of the Systems Engineering Capability for FDOT". Retrieved from: h​ttp://www.floridaits.com/SEMP/Files/PDF_Report/030220‐TMI‐V2.pdf

3. GAVER, Bill & MARTIN H. (2000). Alternatives: Exploring information appliances through conceptual design proposals. In: CHI ’00: Proceedings of

the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, ACM Press, pp 209‐216. Retrieved from: http://www.cs.chalmers.se/idc/ituniv/kurser/04/projektkurs/artiklar/p209‐gaver.pdf

4. Loon, P.P. (2008). A decision‐based design approach. Design Processes: What Architects & Industrial Designers can teach other about managing the design process. Delft: Delft University Press.

5. Kagen, Robert. (1982). The Evolving Self. Boston: Harvard University Press.

Keywords
Innovation, Creativity, Architectural design, Design thinking, Design process, Knowledge management
National Category
Design Architecture
Research subject
Humanities and Social sciences; Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-12169 (URN)
Note

Bilingual workshop report

Coordinator and Coach: Bahram Hooshyar Yousefi, Dipl.-Ing. (SE: Arkitekt, SAR/MSA), M.P.M., Dr.techn

Contributors: Parisa Alimohammadi [Architect, Assistant Professor in IAU], Peyman BaniShoraka [Designer, Graphic Artist], Korouah Hajizadeh [Architect]

Observer: Soroosh Bakhtminoo [Editor-in-Chief of Designer Magazine, Architect]

DESIGNER Editorial: Sheida Haghighatpour

Available from: 2016-04-23 Created: 2016-04-23 Last updated: 2017-11-27Bibliographically approved
Hooshyar Yousefi, B. (2016). The Core of Design Thinking and its Architectural Application. DESIGNER (12), 40-51
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Core of Design Thinking and its Architectural Application
2016 (Persian)In: DESIGNER, ISSN 2008-9538, no 12, p. 40-51Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The term design thinking is used to refer to the study of the practices of working designers (Melles et al., 2006), the methods and processes for investigating challenges, acquiring information, analyzing knowledge, and positioning solutions in the design and planning fields (Meinel & Leifer, 2011) by combining “empathy, creativity, and rationality”. Architectural theory has evolved over time, to reflect the development of new materials, new construction, new structures, new philosophies, new socio-cultural contexts, new scientific findings, and, of course, new technology. As Dorst (2011) emphasises ‘Design Thinking’ has been part of “the collective consciousness of design researchers since Rowe used it as the title of his 1987 book and different models have emerged since then. Nowadays, “Design Thinking” is identified as an exciting new paradigm for adopting designerly practices dealing with complex problems to build up a “conceptual framework”. Architectural logic provides us with a various of approaches toward the reasoning in design exploring potential value of the design process. In this paper the author will move from the architectural process definitions to a broad descriptions of design thinking and its application in the architectural design process. Since the process of design and its logical principles look quite complex, an integral attitude has been introduced in order to elaborate multi-step process avoiding the natural paradox of the sense of a complex statement of Design Process and Design Thinking. It is on this particular aspect of the creative design that we position our work: how to design a software tool support, and even improve, creativity in the early stages of the design? We will restrict ourselves to this in a specific area, that architectural design that we describe in the next section.

  • Dorst, K. (2011). The core of ‘design thinking’ and its application. Design Studies, 32(6), 521‐532.
  • Meinel, C., & Leifer, L. (2011). Design Thinking Research. Design thinking understand ‐ improve ‐ apply (pp. 1‐12). Berlin: Springer.
  • Melles, G., Howard, Z., & Thompson‐Whiteside, S. (2012). Teaching Design Thinking: Expanding Horizons in Design Education. Procedia ‐ Social and Behavioral Sciences, 31, 162‐166.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Tehran: , 2016
Keywords
Design thinking, Design process, Architecture, SMEs, Knowledge management, Innovation
National Category
Design Architecture Construction Management
Research subject
Technology
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Available from: 2016-04-23 Created: 2016-04-23 Last updated: 2017-11-27Bibliographically approved
Hooshyar Yousefi, B. & Durst, S. (2016). Toward a Supporting KM Model of Concept Generation in Small Architectural Firms. Revista Eletrônica Gestão & Sociedade, 10(27), 1477-1500
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Toward a Supporting KM Model of Concept Generation in Small Architectural Firms
2016 (English)In: Revista Eletrônica Gestão & Sociedade, ISSN 1980-5756, Vol. 10, no 27, p. 1477-1500Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Design is an activity that formulates, physically and mentally, the “environment” of human (designer and user) and the “artifact” interaction. To develop the mentioned “interaction” it is vital to understand the mechanism of the design and designers’ behavior and approaches as a manageable knowledge-based outlook. According to our literature review, there is not any specific integrated model based on Knowledge Management (KM) and sharing information explaining the “Architectural Creation and Conceptualization”. In this paper, it has been emphasized that architectural design is a creative process of converting knowledge and information into products and/or services (Durst et al., 2014), based on requirements into an upper level of awareness as the product concept and capturing the new knowledge as the solutions which are complete, clear, and consistent. Regardless the normative considerations, an organizational framework based on knowledge for architecture SMEs, can improve the overall performance of the architecture design enterprises. The objective of this article is to propose the need of a new approach toward “Architectural Design Process Syntax” (Yousefi, 2014) based on the developing a KM visual system/model illuminating the managerial approach in the process. The final Visual KM model could be used as a conceptual reference for architectural design process in architectural small and medium offices (SMEs). The authors have mainly followed the literature study, task analysis based on interviews and questionnaires and also visual models, as the assessment and result methodology. This article also reflects the lack of application of the key knowledge management initiatives in architecture SMEs and highlights the essential of a managerial approach toward the question by presenting some potential line of research.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Federal University of Minas Gerais, 2016
Keywords
Knowledge Management, Design Project, Conceptualization, Architectural firms, SMEs
National Category
Architecture Business Administration
Research subject
Humanities and Social sciences; Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-13139 (URN)10.21171/ges.v10i27.2130 (DOI)
Available from: 2016-11-25 Created: 2016-11-25 Last updated: 2017-11-27Bibliographically approved
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