Through the expertise of Runddy Ramilo from his PhD, IDA has established its expertise in digital innovation. Its area of research is focused on digital innovation that is centered at the intersection of the application of computational design and digital innovation management for improving and enhancing the design quality of the built and urban environment through research centered around digital technologies for the design (parametric), documentation, procurement, construction and design management particularly on the barriers and key determinants affecting architectural organizations.
The main exploration of this study is focused on evaluating the key determinant factors and barriers that impede architectural organizations when implementing digital innovation. Addressing the factors that impede architectural organizations in digital innovation will foster a deeper understanding of the digital processes and how architectural organizations adapt with the advent of new technology. The significance of this research lies on the deeper understanding of technological, financial, organizational, government, process and psychological barriers as key aspects in architectural practices management particularly in digital innovation management.
IDA believed that digital innovation research in the context of architecture is still very limited, therefore the findings and conclusion drawn from this research will be helpful in increasing literature on the subject. Though the variables identified herein are already informally known before this study is conceptualized, there is no formal publication or journal in the context of architecture that can be used as a guide or reference to identify barriers and challenges in digital innovation in an architectural organization.
Increasing the understanding about technological, financial, organizational, government, process and psychological barriers as key aspects in architectural practice management.