Managing the Brief for Better Design by Alastair Blyth, John Worthington

By Alastair Blyth, John Worthington

In accordance with large study, this publication bargains an figuring out of the briefing procedure and its value to the outfitted atmosphere. The insurance extends past new construct masking briefing for prone and fit-outs. ready via an skilled and renowned crew of authors, the e-book basically explains how very important the briefing method is to either the development providing good designed structures and to their consumers achieve them. The textual content is illustrated via 5 first-class examples of powerful perform, drawn from DEGW event.

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However, time spent at the start identifying the problem will achieve long-term success. Time spent at the pre-project stage reflecting on the alternatives and articulating objectives, is invaluable for the subsequent success of a project. Illconceived goals, poorly articulated and not believed in by all stakeholders, can Identifying needs 39 lead to redesign, delays and additional expense later. Quality information is the key to this and not the amount of data which tends to do no more than swamp and confuse people.

The aim of the fit-out brief is to define, in building terms, the client’s requirements for the internal building spaces. It responds to the Strategic Brief by setting out the aims of the design and gives detailed information on the dimensions of spaces and elements to be provided. The operating brief sets out the concept, guidelines and management databases for the project so that it can be used to inform continuing planning and design decisions. The manager who will be responsible for the project after completion should be part of the team developing this brief.

Invariably ‘real users’ think differently and are subject to more subtle pressures exerted by their particular working context. 3). 3: As explained by Maslow’s ‘Hierarchy of Needs’, user requirements change constantly and extend from the physiological essentials right up to the level of selfdevelopment and realisation. The difficult point is finding out who the users really are. 4: There is a continuous tension between the demand and supply sides. Source: DEGW corporate style. Interrogating the supply side will reveal the extent to which resources such as buildings reflect the demand need.

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