The Place, Product, and Process of Design Thinking Inside the Building Information Modeling (BIM) Domain
Keith E. Hedges* and David R. Beach
Drury University, Hammons School of Architecture, 900 North Benton Avenue, Springfield, MO 65802, USA
- *Corresponding Author:
- Keith E. Hedges
Hammons School of Architecture
900 North Benton Avenue
Springfield MO 65802 USA
Tel: 417/873- 7563
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: April 24, 2012; Accepted Date: June 21, 2012; Published Date: June 25, 2012
Citation: Hedges KE, Beach DR (2012) The Place, Product, and Process of Design Thinking Inside the Building Information Modeling (BIM) Domain. J Archit Eng Tech 1:103. doi:10.4172/2168-9717.1000103
Copyright: © 2012 Hedges KE, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Integrated practice delivery methods and its affiliated Building Information Modeling software enrich stakeholder collaboration. The shared knowledge resource functionalities and the real-time simultaneous collaborative attributes optimize the design interaction amongst industry experts. This may not be the case when novices collaborate on a group design project in a university setting. University novices do not have the individual intellectual capacity to communicate design ideas in the same way as industry experts. An artifact analysis on the intervention of BIM reveals that design education lacks a critical reflection and an approach that addresses how students with novice prerequisite knowledge should collaborate in the BIM domain. The hallmarks of best practices are provided to ground a collaborative design methodology.