Design Modeling Terminology

One symptom of being at the 'peak of inflated expectations' on Gartner's famed hype cycle is the often relaxed use of terminology used in discussion about highly publicized technology. In some cases, this 'relaxation' is due to unfamiliar vocabulary for new technology that will take time to synthesize around a clear set of definitions. In … Continue reading Design Modeling Terminology

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.

Get Started with Conduit

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