2. Distributed Perspectives for Intelligent Conceptual Design

  1. Dr Tuba Kocatürk MSc Digital Architectural Design architect Senior Lecturer Programme Director and
  2. Dr Benachir Medjdoub PhD Lecturer Principal Investigator Reader
  1. Volker Mueller

Published Online: 20 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444392395.ch2

Distributed Intelligence in Design

Distributed Intelligence in Design

How to Cite

Mueller, V. (2011) Distributed Perspectives for Intelligent Conceptual Design, in Distributed Intelligence in Design (eds T. Kocatürk and B. Medjdoub), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444392395.ch2

Editor Information

  1. School of the Built Environment, Salford University, UK

Author Information

  1. Bentley Systems, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 7 JAN 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444333381

Online ISBN: 9781444392395



  • distributed perspectives - for intelligent conceptual design;
  • conceptual design, in its essence - anticipation of the futures, scenario of a possible future;
  • description of the future, commingled result of all choices - characterising design process;
  • domain of architecture, engineering, construction and operation (AECO) - facility under design facilitating human activities in the future;
  • facility performance - in a vision framework;
  • design firms, looking for modifications - conventional approaches, in awareness of confinement imposed;
  • shift in teams composition, high-level shift - in practice models, project-specific, interdisciplinary approach;
  • first two levels of distributed intelligence - individual designers and collective intelligence represented by a distributed design team;
  • AECO team + interdisciplinary participants - from outside the AECO domain;
  • ‘intelligent’ tools, helping designers - identifying information, provided with little additional effort


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Future design

  • Facility performance in a vision framework

  • Intelligent design team configuration

  • Intelligent design tools

  • Intelligent models

  • Intelligently interoperable data

  • The physical future of design intelligence

  • Conclusion

  • References