Exploring future work processes – Conclusions from an interdisciplinary project in Building Information Modeling

  • Jonas Lilienthal
  • Ines Sonnenschein


In an iterative design process, a new interdisciplinary module prototyping digital workflows in the area of Building Information Modeling was created. The process, accompanied by academic developers, followed the design-based research approach and used a multi-method- evaluation design. Based on the data obtained, core elements and the key difficulties of interdisciplinary collaboration in educational settings are described in a heuristic model illustrating the interplay of challenges and learning potentials in three dimensions of two levels each. Although limited by the sample size, the model might be used (and further tested) for the development and monitoring of digitally supported interdisciplinary cooperation projects in higher education.