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dc.contributor.advisorChris Luebkeman.en_US
dc.contributor.authorDaubmann, Karl (Karl Matthew), 1973-en_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-02-02T18:46:04Z
dc.date.available2006-02-02T18:46:04Z
dc.date.copyright1999en_US
dc.date.issued1999en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/31082
dc.descriptionThesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Architecture, 1999.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (leaves 74-75).en_US
dc.description.abstractThe condition of information overload has become a common problem facing contemporary designers. This has resulted in a critical need for the development of "intelligent decision support" systems. One such system would allow a designer to visualize not only material qualities and behavior characteristics, but provide the means to distill, organize, and select relevant data. Material databases and the enabling power of the internet can only be exploited as "information providers" for designers when such a system is adapted. Material selection has been identified as a means of exploring this type of analysis / assessment strategy because it is a specific activity (within the broader realm of design) that is concerned with complex decision making processes. The decision matrix is defined by multiple disciplines, incomplete and varied information , and an explosion in the production of materials that have dynamic properties. Emphasis must be placed on distilling and presenting critical information in a comprehensive and accessible format.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Karl Daubmann.en_US
dc.format.extent75 leavesen_US
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
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dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsM.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582
dc.subjectArchitectureen_US
dc.titleData synthesis : a comprehensive visual approach to material selection in architectureen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeS.M.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architectureen_US
dc.identifier.oclc43433553en_US


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