The Digital Architect: A Common-Sense Guide to Using Computer Technology in Design Practice

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Written by an architect for design professionals, The Digital Architect is a gold mine of commonsense advice and guidance on the realities of using computer technology in design practice.

Ken Sanders, AIA, takes you beyond the hyperbole to discover the practical reality of using computers today. He explains their strengths and weaknesses; what these tools do and what they don't do; and how they can be used strategically and tactically to improve quality, productivity, and ...

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Overview

Written by an architect for design professionals, The Digital Architect is a gold mine of commonsense advice and guidance on the realities of using computer technology in design practice.

Ken Sanders, AIA, takes you beyond the hyperbole to discover the practical reality of using computers today. He explains their strengths and weaknesses; what these tools do and what they don't do; and how they can be used strategically and tactically to improve quality, productivity, and profits in design firms of all sizes. Drawing on his own experiences and those of colleagues from across the nation whose comments appear throughout, he provides a wealth of valuable insights and advice on:

  • Choosing technology that leverages your professional value
  • Integrating technology seamlessly into your firm
  • Implementing cost-effective technology training and education
  • Managing the digital office, including liability, privacy, and security issues
  • Organizing the knowledge base of your firm
  • Using the Internet's World Wide Web as a global information resource
  • Hardware platforms, operating systems, and networks
  • Software tools and applications, including CAD, word processing, spreadsheets, multimedia, visualization, animation, virtual reality, on-line services, and more
  • The latest releases of major software products, including Windows 95TM and AutoCAD(r) Release 13(r)

The only guide of its kind, The Digital Architect is a valuable tool for architects, engineers, designers, and all those who participate in creating the built environment.

For architects equally intrigued and overwhelmed by all the emerging technology, this practical guide explores the latest software applications, operating systems, networks, online services, and desktop hardware; discusses how to balance technology, managements, and cost issues; and provides guidelines for profitably integrating computer solutions into the practice of architecture.

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Provides advice on using computer technology in design practice, explaining the strengths and weaknesses of tools such as Windows 95, AutoCAD, on-line resources, multimedia, and virtual reality. Discusses choosing and integrating technology in the architectural firm, managing the digital office, operating systems and networks, and desktop hardware. For architects, engineers, and designers. Contains numerous b&w illustrations and photos, plus margin notes. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471121657
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/28/1996
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 488
  • Product dimensions: 7.56 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 0.89 (d)

Meet the Author

KEN SANDERS, AIA, is Associate Partner and Manager of Information Services at Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Partnership, an architecture planning and interior design firm based in Portland, Oregon, with offices in Seattle and Los Angeles. He is the 1995 Chair of the AIA's National Computer-Aided Practice Professional Interest Area.
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Table of Contents

The Impact of Technology on the Practice.

Planning and Implementing Technology in Your Firm.

Technology Training and Education.

Tools of the Architect.

The Language of Digital Media.

Operating Systems and Networks.

Desktop Hardware.

CAD—The Keystone of an Automated Practice.

Organizing the Knowledge Base.

On-Line Resources.

Managing the Digital Office.

Future Trends.

Appendix.

Glossary.

Illustration Credits.

About the Author.

Index.

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