The Value of User Evaluation Studies to the Design Process and Formula Financing
The objective of this study was to investigate whether qualitative as well as quantitative environmental factors can be:
1. Assessed in use
2. Integrated into formula financing
3. Blended into a form which is readily useable to architect and the client in the building design process.
It was concluded that only by revamping the building design process can the introduction of qualitative factors be assured. Architectural planning must be perceived as a continuing process rather than the production of a finite product. Therefore, the paper focuses on development of such a process.