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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  • 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. 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. Curatorial Issues in Architectural PracticesArchitects 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. Architects Commercial and LegalResponsibilities for Digital CurationEmerging Building Information Modelling (BIM) regulations:Public Investors;Building Control Authorities.Commercial liability:Paper documentation vs digital native documentation.CONTEXTISSUES EMERGENCIESOPPORTUNITIESDEDICATECOURSEDESIGNCONCLUSIONS
  • 5. Digital Curation & Professional Opportunitiesfor ArchitectsRespond 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. The DEDICATE frameworkCONTEXTISSUES EMERGENCIESOPPORTUNITIESDEDICATECOURSEDESIGNCONCLUSIONSInvestigatingDefiningTestingPoliciesRequirementsProceduresCommon Sustainable FrameworkLoss riskReusability impedimentScarce interoperabilityAbsent legal managementData Audit (DAF)Risk Assessment (DRAMBORA)Scripted AnalysisCASPAR/PLANETSProject Partners Feedback
  • 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. 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. Foreseen Effects of Digital Curation educationon the Architect professionEnhanced 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. Thank you for your attention!For more information on DEDICATE, please, visitits websitehttp://architecturedigitalcuration.blogspot.co.uk

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