Architecture Designs

Next to architecture, Dragon1 recognizes architecture designs. A design is a building plan. An architecture design is a plan for how to realize an architecture. An architecture is a total concept for a structure.

Architecture designs are most commonly created in a design book or atlas.

Standard Architecture Designs

The following standard architecture designs are recognized:

  • Enterprise Architecture Design
  • Business Architecture Design
  • Information Architecture Design
  • Application Architecture Design
  • Data Architecture Design
  • Technical Architecture Design
  • Security Architecture Design

An architecture design contains models, views and visualizations at conceptual level with concepts, at logical level with elements, at physical level with components and at implementational with technical products.

Dragon1 differentiates the following five levels of designs:

  • Conceptual architecture design - containing descriptions and models, views, visualizations and scenarios of concepts and principles at conceptual level and design sketches of total concepts.
  • Preliminary architecture design - containing descriptions and models, views, visualizations and scenarios of elements and principles at logical level..
  • Definitive architecture design - containing descriptions and models, views, visualizations and scenarios of components and objects at a physical level
  • Detailed architecture design - containing descriptions and models, views, visualizations and scenarios of technical products at an implementational level
  • Contract documents - Names and numbers of products of suppliers

In practice, we also see architecture design documents that contain four diagrams, each for 1 level and 1 page with an order list of items to buy.

Please also read the Architecture Design Framework page.

Check the section on Processes for when to create an architecture design.

Architecting Solutions

DEMO: Concept Mapping Software

How to use Dragon1 EA Tool

Learn to generate architecture diagrams using repositories
DEMO: BPMN Onboarding Process Example

DEMO: BPMN Onboarding Process Diagram - Measure Rules Compliance

Manufacturing, Financial Solutions
DEMO: Enterprise Architecture Blueprint Template

DEMO: Generate an Enterprise Architecture Blueprint to discover and solve RISK

Banking, Logistics, Healthcare
DEMO: Strategy Map Template

DEMO: Generate Strategy Map for CLOUD ADOPTION

Government, Logistics, Banking
DEMO: Process Application Map

DEMO: Generate Landscape for RPA AUTOMATION

Retail, Agriculture, Oil & Gas
DEMO: Data Mapping Software

DEMO: Generate Application Landscape for SECURITY

Automotive, Financial Services, Health Care