Comments on: Plesner Presentation ICA 2010 http://worlds.ruc.dk/archives/2931 Sense-making strategies and user-driven innovations in virtual worlds Fri, 12 Apr 2013 15:45:55 +0200 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.9.1 hourly 1 By: Damon Hernandez http://worlds.ruc.dk/archives/2931/comment-page-1#comment-3963 Damon Hernandez Tue, 07 Sep 2010 10:11:53 +0000 http://worlds.ruc.dk/?p=2931#comment-3963 Great presentation Ursula. Great presentation Ursula.

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By: Ursula Plesner http://worlds.ruc.dk/archives/2931/comment-page-1#comment-3919 Ursula Plesner Fri, 03 Sep 2010 07:56:25 +0000 http://worlds.ruc.dk/?p=2931#comment-3919 Thanks for your kind comments, Terry. I certainly agree about the need for interdisciplinary communication, and about the need for reflecting about how this is conditioned by advanced ICTs. I am beginning to think more about how different technological solutions to the industry's information/communication problems are interlinked with very different political ideals, ideas about users, etc. When Maja Horst and I participated in the 4S conference (Society for the Social Studies of Science) in Tokyo recently, our paper contained a matrix where we try to pinpoint some of those fundamental differences. We discuss Building Information Modeling, Virtual Worlds and advanced simulation tools as different models which are conditioned by different values and practices, and which contribute to create radically different communication and organization processes. I will upload it here and see if you have any comments. Thanks for your kind comments, Terry. I certainly agree about the need for interdisciplinary communication, and about the need for reflecting about how this is conditioned by advanced ICTs. I am beginning to think more about how different technological solutions to the industry’s information/communication problems are interlinked with very different political ideals, ideas about users, etc. When Maja Horst and I participated in the 4S conference (Society for the Social Studies of Science) in Tokyo recently, our paper contained a matrix where we try to pinpoint some of those fundamental differences. We discuss Building Information Modeling, Virtual Worlds and advanced simulation tools as different models which are conditioned by different values and practices, and which contribute to create radically different communication and organization processes. I will upload it here and see if you have any comments.

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By: Terry Beaubois http://worlds.ruc.dk/archives/2931/comment-page-1#comment-3673 Terry Beaubois Tue, 17 Aug 2010 21:04:39 +0000 http://worlds.ruc.dk/?p=2931#comment-3673 Ursula Plesner is doing important work relative to the architectural use of the advancing computer-based communication technology (image and informational). The need for interdisciplinary collaboration in the AEC (architecture, engineering, construction) industry for success is imperative. One of the keys of the successful implementation of these new advance technology tools is not just mastering the tools but mastering interdisciplinary "communication". If professionals in the AEC industry can successfully articulate issues to researchers like Ursula and then she can suggest implementation and organization of the use of these tools based on a broad industry vision that is not representing just one professional view, then the entire AEC industry will benefit. The thoughtful work that Ursula is undertaking can contribute significantly to the AEC industry, internationally. Ursula Plesner is doing important work relative to the architectural use of the advancing computer-based communication technology (image and informational). The need for interdisciplinary collaboration in the AEC (architecture, engineering, construction) industry for success is imperative. One of the keys of the successful implementation of these new advance technology tools is not just mastering the tools but mastering interdisciplinary “communication”. If professionals in the AEC industry can successfully articulate issues to researchers like Ursula and then she can suggest implementation and organization of the use of these tools based on a broad industry vision that is not representing just one professional view, then the entire AEC industry will benefit. The thoughtful work that Ursula is undertaking can contribute significantly to the AEC industry, internationally.

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