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

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

by Ken Sanders
     
 

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

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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 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.

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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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471121657
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/28/1996
Pages:
488
Product dimensions:
7.56(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.89(d)

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