Workflow 2010: Designing Industry

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Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation Scott Marble, instructor, with Julie Jira

Kelly Danz

FINAL PRACTICE DIAGRAM

Link to FINAL PRACTICE DIAGRAM PRESENTATION

 

Previous iterations:

My updated future practice diagram attempts to illustrate multiple levels of involvement in design and their specific workflows, in terms of connections with the public and society, processes with other non-design professionals, and the relationships and workflows of the design professional project team. All parties are mapped on scale from public to private, ranging from the everyday user of the project to the design team. Relational delineations are shown to illustrate the web of connectivity of involved parties at each level, and descriptive texts show the workflow process at each level. Each node functions independently but then connects and works together in collaboration when involved in a project, and the project then emerges from these collaborative efforts and the design process web is created.

My studio diagram illustrates the web of creation and emergence of a project.  All of the variables of inputs and outputs in a project are listed, and are plotted specifically for my studio project throughout this semester over time for myself and my studio partner.  Delineations of connectivity are drawn and relationships are shown to demonstrate the process and workflow within the project and over time, patterns emerge and a clear design process and strategy can be visualized and implemented from this web of interconnectivity.

My future practice diagram illustrates multiple levels of workflows, in terms of connections with the public and society, processes with other non-design professionals, and the relationships and workflows of the design professional project team.  Within the design professional project team of my future practice exists a multi-disciplinary, flexible, efficient, and collaborative environment, where authorship, risk and reward are shared to create a web of equals working toward the same goal.  Relational delineations are shown to illustrate the web of connectivity of involved parties at each level, and shown the workflow process at each level.

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2 Responses

  1. Scott says:

    Kelly
    Here are some comments on your Future Practice Diagrams. The questions are intended to help you refine the diagram and text.

    – Add hierarchy to the graphics of your diagram so the relationships between the different nodes have some meaning. You have 3 different line types but it is not clear what they mean and you don’t mention anything in your text to indicate what this means. You could add a legend to the diagram to indicate the difference.
    – The Project needs to be better defined. In the diagram, it is floating in the middle implying that the entire diagram is the project. Who initiates the project? When does it come into the workflow?
    – Is there a difference between Owner, Client, Developer? If so, the diagram should indicate this; if not, these three nodes could be combined into one.
    – One way to think about the text is to make every sentence relate to a specific part of your diagram. Right now, the text is very general and does not help in understanding your diagram.
    – On the design professionals’ side of the diagram, you have a typical list of consultants but then include an artist – is there significance to this? If so, describe this in your text and make it more apparent in the diagram.
    – Are the 4 items listed on the right of the diagram intended to be nodes? These seem like different types information that would have a different graphic notation. For instance, “shared risk and reward” seems very different that “Engineer”.
    – I would look at some of the sample diagrams that are on the class website resources to see examples of the kind of graphic notation that are used in information rich diagrams.
    – Your diagram needs a lot of work to get to the point where there is a clear and unique idea about a future organization of practice.

    • kmd2148 says:

      Hi Scott, thanks for the feedback. Looking forward to meeting with you tomorrow, knowing that my diagram needs much more detail and explanation. Please see below in response to earlier feedback and I have posted an updated version of my diagram and description above. Going to continue to work on both and will have another version to talk to you about tomorrow. Thanks!

      -I have added a key to the hierarchy of relationships in my diagram, from public to private. maybe i should use colors as well?
      -the project emerges from collective collaborative efforts of all involved parties. maybe i should show a before and after web to indicate difference
      -added descriptive texts to define nodes

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