The Wicked Problem of Interoperability

“Now, if someone tries to monopolize the Web, for example pushes proprietary variations on network protocols, then that would make me unhappy.”  Tim Berners-Lee Before I discuss interoperability in the building industry, I want you to think about a few scenarios from our not-too-distant past: What if web developers had accepted perpetual 'warfare' between Microsoft … Continue reading The Wicked Problem of Interoperability

Using Data in Your Design Process

"There is a magic in graphs. The profile of a curve reveals in a flash a whole situation — the life history of an epidemic, a panic, or an era of prosperity. The curve informs the mind, awakens the imagination, convinces."  Henry D. Hubbard, National Bureau of Standards, 1939 Whether you realize it or not, … Continue reading Using Data in Your Design Process