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.

Humour

Humour

humour is important in business and for architects too, of course. I'm trying to collect humour stories to be used in my daily work. humour is a very good way to learn new things.

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Architecture Books

Architecture Books

In early 1999, I co-authored a 3 days course on Architecture Best Practices, when I worked with CSC, together with Dave Denzler, an American colleague and good friend, as well as a coach, for Dave is about 10 years older than me, a real master in engineering and architecture as related to systems development, and a good instructor as well.

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The Language of Communication

The Language of Communication

In Edwinno, I try to find a language that can be understood and appreciated by architects, as they are the primary readers that I intend to reach. For any communication, between two or more people, we implicitly define and use a language to communicate.

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Emotion

Emotion

Many people view good architects as people with grey hair - this is partly true. Good architects mostly have matured during a career that spans ten years or more.This is especially true in the world of information systems, where architecture is a relatively young discipline. Furthermore, architecture is a complex matter with a lot of abstraction involved. It is a serious business where emotion is almost absent.
 

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Collaboration

Collaboration

Key  to Edwinno is "Collaboration" from the following points of view.

First, through collaboration between you and us we can provide a rich experience for all to learn from. This is the main theme as it is the purpose of Edwinno.

Second, collaboration is an essential part of the process for creating architectures. In every architecture assignment, there will be several stakeholders that each will have an important influence on the final outcome. Not only these people need to be taken into account, it's also the architect's responsibility that the architecture is not developed in an ivory tower, but that it gets implemented as well. This is through collaboration with all involved at an early stage.

Third, many narratives in Edwinno reflect groups of people that together experience the road to success by working together intensively with a lot of fun.
 

Collaboration also forms the basis of Open Source and Service Oriented Architecture. It may well become the new hype in the form of "Collaborative Architecture".
 

So, Architects let's "Come Together"...

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The Paradox between Flow and Ease

The Paradox between Flow and Ease

Architects have a quick mind and are active people. They are used to manage an overload of information, concentrating deeply between levels of abstraction, as if in trance. When everything goes fast and well, you may have experienced this flow as featured in Vannessa Mae's "Storm" from Vivaldi's Summer of four seasons.


 Almost paradoxally, architects must also sit back, be at ease, and take the helicopter view.


As someone told me recently, architects have eyes (and other senses) that allow them to observe harmony without giving it much effort, another form of trance, which is supported by "Gnossienne nr 1" from Eric Satie.
 

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A-Z Design

A-Z Design

Today, I bought a book, titled "A-Z Design".

It contains descriptions of the great designers from the 19th and 20th centuries, along with nice photographs of their products. Architects will love this book. It may well imply that I will start to purchase a few of these products.

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