Reflecting on the Future of Work

A drafting studio at Bell Labs, 1942. Source “The future is already here - it’s just not evenly distributed.” - William Gibson As we approach the finish line for 2017, I continue to reflect on the state of the architecture and construction industry as I have in years past. As we contend with global issues … Continue reading Reflecting on the Future of Work

Data Literacy – Your Data-Driven Advantage Starts with Your People

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.

Positioning Computational Designers in your Business – 4 Things to Consider

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 Success of Your Data Strategy Depends on Healthy Business Practices

It is ten minutes before 9:00 AM and I am about to begin a day of strategic technology discussions with a new client. A whiteboard with markers sits at the ready as I anxiously await the arrival of the first stakeholder group: the executives. While I will be spending nearly the entire day with managers … Continue reading The Success of Your Data Strategy Depends on Healthy Business Practices