Perceptions of Architects Regarding Use of Computers and Educational Requirements for Architectural Technicians

by Jon Daniel Davey, Southern Illinois Univ, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: University Programs in Computer-Aided Engineering, Design, and Manufacturing


This paper identifies those cognitive competencies common to all CAD programs to determine which will best prepare the students for entry-level CAD proficiency and flexibility within the profession. A survey of architectural firms identifying their perceived CAD competencies is reviewed. A concluding taxonomy of objectives in the cognitive domain is presented.

Subject Headings: Computer aided design | Architecture | Engineering education | Students | Surveys (non-geomatic) | Computer aided operations | Architects | Professional practice

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