Digital Curation in Architecture Curricula and vocational training for Architects


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The DEDICATE Framework in Architectural CAD Courses Design

Presentation by an Anderson and Ruggero Lancia, HATII, University of Glasgow at the DigCurV International Conference; Framing the digital curation curriculum

6-7 May, 2013
Florence, Rome

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Digital Curation in Architecture Curricula and vocational training for Architects

  1. 1. Digital Curation in ArchitectureCurricula andvocational training for ArchitectsThe DEDICATE Framework inArchitectural CAD Courses DesignbyDr Ian Anderson and Dr Ruggero LanciaHATII (Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute)University of Glasgow
  2. 2. CAD/CAM in Architectural EducationCONTEXTISSUES EMERGENCIESOPPORTUNITIESDEDICATECOURSEDESIGNCONCLUSIONS70s80s90sTodayWidely diffused informaltraining often focused on theuse of the most diffused CADpackagesLack of a specific CAD educationin Architecture curriculaTraining and post-gradqualifications in advancedCAD modelling offered byArchitecture SchoolsIdiosyncratic CAD systemsCAD packages onmicrocomputersDemocratisation of CADsystemsExpert Architectural useof CAD systems
  3. 3. Curatorial Issues in Architectural Practices●Architects do not see the need for neither curating their digital databeyond the finalisation of Design nor consistently managing digitalproducts during the design process;●Specific, contextually and professionally competent knowledge isrequired for handling architectural digital data;●Post-hoc curations agreed procedures are biased toward the mission,competences and means of Archives;●Built Environment related digital data bear numerous and unresolvedcuratorial issues.CONTEXTISSUES EMERGENCIESOPPORTUNITIESDEDICATECOURSEDESIGNCONCLUSIONS
  4. 4. Architects Commercial and LegalResponsibilities for Digital Curation●Emerging Building Information Modelling (BIM) regulations:●Public Investors;●Building Control Authorities.●Commercial liability:●Paper documentation vs digital native documentation.CONTEXTISSUES EMERGENCIESOPPORTUNITIESDEDICATECOURSEDESIGNCONCLUSIONS
  5. 5. Digital Curation & Professional Opportunitiesfor Architects●Respond to political and commercial opportunities for professionaldevelopment:●to reach institutional clients;●to enter the market of integrated manufacture of buildingelements;●to adopt collaborative and concurrent Design procedures.CONTEXTISSUES EMERGENCIESOPPORTUNITIESDEDICATECOURSEDESIGNCONCLUSIONS
  6. 6. The DEDICATE frameworkCONTEXTISSUES EMERGENCIESOPPORTUNITIESDEDICATECOURSEDESIGNCONCLUSIONSInvestigatingDefiningTestingPoliciesRequirementsProceduresCommon Sustainable FrameworkLoss riskReusability impedimentScarce interoperabilityAbsent legal managementData Audit (DAF)Risk Assessment (DRAMBORA)Scripted AnalysisCASPAR/PLANETSProject Partners Feedback
  7. 7. Digital Curation Module Design– Management Tasks -CONTEXTISSUES EMERGENCIESOPPORTUNITIESDEDICATECOURSEDESIGNCONCLUSIONS(CREATE) to plan and implement consistent curatorial procedures along thedigital design workflows;(APPRAISE) to formulate data appraisal and selection criteria against a set ofeconomical and professional objectives to formalise information disposalprocedures;(INGEST) to manage the ingestion of digital assets according to agreed curatorialpolicies to ensure data authoritativeness persistence and accessibility;(PRESERVATION) to establish preservation policies according to professionaland legal needs to implement preservation procedures on the assets held in therepository;(STORE) to manage the persistent feasibility of data storage;(ACCESS) to monitor and restrict privileges for data access and reuse accordingto professional and legal requirements;(TRANSFORM) to plan and implement procedures to track the data reuse andtransformation according to good practices in IPR management.
  8. 8. Digital Curation Module Design- Technical Skills -CONTEXTISSUES EMERGENCIESOPPORTUNITIESDEDICATECOURSEDESIGNCONCLUSIONS(CREATE) expert knowledge of formats, data structure and digital designcomputing procedures;(APPRAISE) advanced knowledge of metadata standards and data quality assessment;(INGEST) thorough knowledge of both the purpose and the originating digital workflow of data;(PRESERVATION) understanding of preservation routines function and strategies;(STORE) knowledge of repository architectures options;(ACCESS) understanding of the techniques and procedures for privileges baseddata access;(TRANSFORM) knowledge of data watermarking, cryptographic techniquesoptions and format migration issues.
  9. 9. Foreseen Effects of Digital Curation educationon the Architect profession●Enhanced control over commercial exploitation of Digital DesignProducts (effective IPR management);●Technically aware use of CAD technologies (streamlined digitalworkflows);●Profession renewal (Architect as content provider in the DigitalCultural Market).CONTEXTISSUES EMERGENCIESOPPORTUNITIESDEDICATECOURSEDESIGNCONCLUSIONS
  10. 10. Thank you for your attention!For more information on DEDICATE, please, visitits website