Roundtable: Methods for Collecting Data On the Use of Computation
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.
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.