Scientific Reports:

G. Wurzer, W Lorenz:
"Programming for Architects";
Report for Bericht für Vienna UT, Digital Architecture and Planning; 2018; 83 pages.

English abstract:
How can we teach programming (scripting) to architects? Where do we start, and how deep should we go? In this scientific report we demonstrate how to teach both knowledge about programming as well as a basic understanding on how to model and structure problems. The report is mainly based on the experience of the past five years teaching programming to architects.
As in a play, the name of the program already hints at its content or purpose. Likewise, the names used in a program should point at their role in the now beginning chain of
events. Programming/scripting requires a clear concept of what a program should do and in which steps it is going arrive at its solution. Architects often find it difficult to concentrate on the problem their program should solve, when all they want is really "a fancy solution". But understanding the problem, breaking it up into sub-problems which are easily solvable and finally arriving at the solution is what lies at the heart of programming.

Scripting, Programming, Architects, Problem, Solution

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