Reuse, something that you once created or had, and can use again
In communication, this might connect to integrity or consistency.
Most such uses may change somewhat overtime as the result of maturing.
Why is architecture important ? Complex systems need an architecture. It gives an overview for the system at hand and is used as a planning purpose, for investments, for development and for required changes in the system over time.
An architect holds responsibility for the solution to a problem.
He also documents the system, its subsystems and relationships between subsystems.
Included are also the principles that govern subsequent development.
His documentation contains the model that serves as input for those that will develop the required system.
The design of everyday things. A book by Donald Norman.
It focuses on intuitive designs without the necessity of a manual to explain the functions.
Implicit systems where I design much more explicit systems, explaing it all in layman terms.
Car radios, cameras, overhead projectors, smartphones and many more.
In May, 2004, I had a chance to visit Brussels, the beautiful Belgian capital. I stayed at the Ibis hotel which is located in the North West of the city, near the exposition area. That day, I was up early and had a chance to take part in the breakfast that was offered by the hotel. There were not many people in the room that was created for this purpose. It was Sunday when most of us are not so much pressed for time.
Good architects are rare and busy people. There is a great shortage of good architects. Compare them to mid fielders in football or soccer, they will go the extra miles. They are fire fighters, especially where it concerns supporting fellow architects and responding to email. They have good nerves and can stand stress. And even with a busy schedule they will find the time to assist other, more junior architects. They fly from place to place to sort things out, bringing order to chaos.