Data literacy comes about from a much deeper investment directed towards growing knowledge and expertise. Skill sets in statistical analysis or the ability to prepare meaningful visual representations of data are practical examples of being literate in data. Cultivating data literacy can also be a much higher barrier to overcome due to entrenched corporate politics, competing business interests and resistance from decision-makers to implement analytical recommendations that challenge the status quo. In short: changing people is harder than purchasing new tools.
This past week, Dave Stasiuk and I ran our first public Conduit workshop at the Facades+ conference! Attendees included architects, engineers, and fabricators. Throughout the day, we demonstrated different workflows for setting up Conduit dashboards and creating interactions between 3D parametric models and data visualizations. Many have reached out to us and requested that we publish … Continue reading Get Started with Conduit
The term computational designer has garnered considerable attention from both recruiters and job applicants in recent years. We can read this as an interesting indicator that design organizations are actively looking at new skillsets to evolve their process. However, for all the hype around this new role, there appears to be very little industry consensus … Continue reading Positioning Computational Designers in your Business – 4 Things to Consider
The Proving Ground toolkit continues to grow and evolve. Last month we launched Conductor: a tool that connects AEC tools to Trello for task management. LunchBox for Dynamo has had some cool updates in the last several months and Conduit has just had another major release! Conductor 1.0 - Trello Tools for Builders A year … Continue reading A Conductor, a LunchBox, and a spool of Conduit