Human-Computer Interaction: Ergonomics and User Interfaces - Vol. 1

By Hans-Jörg Bullinger; Jürgen Ziegler | Go to book overview

THE ROLE OF TASK DRIVEN DESIGN FOR THE
INTEGRATION OF PERSPECTIVES
Carmela Serfaty Architect DPLG
ADEST Workspace architecture 61 Rue de la Garenne 92310 Sévres France
Tel : 33 1 45 34 74 07 Fax : 01.45.07,84.76 e-mail :serfaty@club-internet.fr
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Project overview
Projects in architecture feature an interdisciplinary effort between geographically spanned groups of participants involved in the process of architectural design, such as:
I. Client based groups and ergonomists that define, alone or together with the architect, the project's requirements
II. Engineering firms, quantity- surveyors, architects, interior designers, decorators, computerised- design groups, secretarial pools, documentation centres, contractors and other partners that collaborate in preparing joint design proposals.

How do we approach the client and the project?


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End user and task analysis : The participatory and global design

Technological shifts have changed working structures and techniques dramatically making it impossible to approach the problem with the prevalent linear logical method. At the same time architectural traditional techniques of individual or group space allocations as well as mainly task driven design are proving insufficient. We more and more experience the necessity to apply the global complex approach methodology, tools and techniques. These tools include knowledge drawn from human sciences such as sociology, psychology and business administration but also from mathematical models, statistics as well as computer sciences. These allow both new observational methods and new design techniques more participatory, global and interactive in order to

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