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Building information modelling design ecologies: a new model?

Jones, Derek and Dewberry, Emma (2013). Building information modelling design ecologies: a new model? International Journal of 3-D Information Modeling, 2(1) pp. 53–64.

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This paper proposes that the generation of successful virtual environments relies on better understanding of how we conceive virtual and physical realities in our consciousness. In particular, to recognise that our conception of these realities is more importance than our perception of them. The failure and success of certain virtual environments are explained as the failure and success of the application of these phenomena. Firstly, making use of philosophical phenomenology, our understanding of physical reality is considered in terms of phenomenal conception and it is shown that objective perception is only one part of our relationship to physical environments. Secondly, the other point of view is considered and virtual environments are argued to be just as valid phenomenal conceptions as their physical counterparts. Finally, the translation of phenomenal conceptions between realities is considered, providing a different way of considering how we think about and design all types of reality. Several interesting potential avenues of investigation are identified and examples of the emergence of this approach are presented.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2013, IGI Global
ISSN: 2156-1702
Keywords: building information modelling; collaboration; design ecology; design process; low carbon construction; paradigm change; sustainability
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Engineering and Innovation
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: Design and Innovation
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Item ID: 37906
Depositing User: Derek Jones
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2013 08:24
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2018 17:46
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