Kyle Steinfeld

Data and Design Workshop

at UC Berkeley

Nicholas De Monchaux and Kyle Steinfeld

In the context of the 2014-15 Studio One research program, I co-chaired a research workshop on making big-data analytics actionable for architectural design.

The challenges of integrating big data analytics into the domain of architectural design and of making big data sets actionable within design practice remain critically underdeveloped. This one-day workshop sought to take steps to address this need by developing the models and interfaces required to enable designers to access cutting-edge geospatial mapping tools, crowdsourcing techniques, spatio-temporal analytics and data visualization methods, thereby significantly increasing their research capabilities.