Summer 2018 – Part 2

Our 2018 summer research internship has come to the finish line! In the last 8 weeks, the Proving Ground research team developed design uses cases for multi-objective evolutionary solvers and  created game engine prototypes to visualize complex spatial databases. The team learned a lot this summer and we wish Maren and Ian all the best … Continue reading Summer 2018 – Part 2

Summer 2018 – Part 1

Like with past summers, I thought I'd share some of the things our summer researchers are investigating. In 2016, the team created computational prototypes focused on real-world workflows ranging from building analysis to geometric interoperability. In 2017, the focus was on data analysis and resulted in building data visualization workflows and the first version of … Continue reading Summer 2018 – Part 1

How do you eat an elephant? – USC BIM BOP Lecture on July 12!

I am pleased to be participating in this year's BIM BOP conference hosted at the University of Southern California on July 12. My lecture, title "How do you eat an elephant", will consider the digital transformations taking place in the construction industry and all the opportunities and challenges we are seeing in our present work … Continue reading How do you eat an elephant? – USC BIM BOP Lecture on July 12!

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