I think the big opportunities for computerization in design firms lies mostly outside of design, not entirely, but mostly. By lying outside of design I mean in project documentation and in other office functions. My candidates include:
So in design, what is a candidate? By design I mean the layout, look and feel of the building. This is a list off the top of my head
The uniqueness of buildings keeps this list short. And it will probably always remain short. Project documentation and other office functions make up the lion’s share of the time we spend, so the real opportunities for time savings lie there. In those areas, if we use computers well, then more time is created for the important stuff - design.
Orig post date: 1/12/14