Data and Design


We have seen the dawn of the Digital Age, and now we live it every day. While advances in technology continue to grow with increasing frequency, this is no longer a new world to us. We all have computers, smart phones are common, and we work and play wireless even to the point where our pens and refrigerators are computerized. The practice of architecture is slowly beginning to take advantage of these leaps in technology by advancing the design process into the digital realm. However, now that the digital foundations have been laid, designers are finding that the surface has only been scratched, and that there is a great untapped potential in the tools being developed which will have a great impact on practice, primarily in the design process and communication methods.


Data is at the core of these new issues facing designers; the concept of information as a valuable resource is continuously growing. To get an idea of how important data is these days, have a look at this infographic, which shows us the staggering amounts of data being transferred.

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