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The Future of Design: 3 Building Trends Foster Collaboration – Redshift

As the future of design nears, outcome-based design—generative design, design for manufacture and assembly, and digital project delivery—positions multidisciplinary collaborators for success.

Multidisciplinary teams can use technology and data to bring more value to projects as they design with outcomes in mind.
Multidisciplinary teams can use technology and data to bring more value to projects as they design with outcomes in mind.
  • Data insights and technology are giving designers freedom to work in new ways by automating tasks and suggesting design ideas.
  • Generative design helps teams define desired outcomes and make informed decisions that impact the entire project lifecycle.
  • Design for manufacturing and assembly (DfMA) enables construction teams to move work off-site, which reduces time, errors, and cost.
  • Digital project delivery brings all project stakeholders together in a shared risk-and-reward model for the construction process.

Designers are facing an existential crisis of sorts: As industry leaders extol the benefits of industrialized construction and advancing automation with assisted and augmented design, designers, architects, and engineers may wonder how they fit into this new paradigm—or worse, if they’re about to be out of a job.

In reality, the opposite is true: By using data insights and new ways of working, designers are empowered to communicate beauty and form along with functional outcomes. And by better connecting design to every step of a project—from concept to operations—designers bring greater value. They can focus more on the big picture, automating mundane tasks and offering up useful suggestions based on specific, desired outcomes. It almost seems counterintuitive, but in the future of design, technology actually empowers designers to be even more thoughtful, artful, and in control. Designers can truly compete on skills and expertise, with a renewed focus on creativity.

Technology is allowing designers to better design with the end result in mind, and three emerging trends are helping them get there: generative design, design for manufacturing and assembly (DfMA), and multidisciplinary collaboration, enabled by digital project delivery (that is, no more pushing paper).

“By using data insights and new ways of working, designers are empowered to communicate beauty and form along with functional outcomes.”

Read on >>>> Source: Redshift The Future of Design: 3 Building Trends Foster Collaboration

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