22 - 30 July, 2020
Data Day Online 2020
Thursday, 30 July, 2020 | 12:00 PM

Roundtable: Methods for Collecting Data On the Use of Computation

Mr Richard Schmitt, SmithGroup Ms Dana De Filippi, SmithGroup
Pre-Design, Design, Construction
Computational Design, Data Management
Autodesk, Other Vendor
Boardroom Roundtable
Design Technology Manager, BIM Leaders/Managers, Coders/Programmers, Practice Firm Leaders, Project Managers


Computational design has been heralded for its ability to enhance efficiency and tame complexity of 3D models and data. But how do you know what tools are being used, on what projects and by whom? This presentation will discuss how to collect this data and the value found in it.

Learning Objectives:

1. Explore the variety of uses for computation tools and workflows.
2. Investigate methods for logging use of computation tools and workflows.
3. Organize collected data and present it graphically with charts and graphs
4. Analyse data to understand the impact of computational tools at your firm


Computational workflows allow designers to rapidly iterate form and to automate tedious documentation tasks. But how does a firm gauge the effectiveness of these workflows? How do you track which teams are using these workflows? Through the use of the Grasshopper SDK and the Dynamo API, it is possible to build tools to collect data on usage. This presentation will cover strategies for developing collection methods, implementation of collection methods and what to do with the data once you have it. Come learn how to quantify the impact that computational design is having on your firm.



Mr Richard Schmitt

Application Developer


Ms Dana De Filippi

bim technologist

COVID-19 Update

20th May 2020

DBEI has been closely monitoring the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation around the world. While some parts of our society are beginning to open in baby-steps, none of us know how the situation will develop over the coming months. As such, DBEI has now made the decision to postpone all our 2020 events to 2021 as the well-being of all our partners and participants in our events remains our utmost priority. For new details on each region please visit our event pages. We have also sent communications to all registered attendees, speakers or sponsors for all of our 2020 events.

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