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Design principles

Foundations of the design-led revolution

Today’s designers can use the 3 sustainable design principles of impact modeling, rapid iteration, and massive collaboration to make the best projects possible. With Autodesk’s breakthrough technologies, they can design sustainability into everything they create.

Sustainable design principle: impact modeling

Impact modeling: Seeing the whole system
Designers no longer accept solutions for 1 problem that create other problems somewhere else. Using analysis technologies, designers are modeling the interconnections and predicting the impacts of their projects across whole systems. This deeper view of outcomes allows them to promote the best solutions.


Sustainable design principle: rapid iteration

Rapid iteration: Exploring multiple approaches
There’s more than 1 way to solve any challenge, but designers are far more likely to come up with an epic solution by continually viewing their work from a range of perspectives. Designers use powerful tools to simulate virtually, iterate rapidly, and evolve constantly until the most appropriate solution emerges.


Sustainable design principle: massive collaboration

Massive collaboration: Opening the process
Collaboration with new participants gives us far more information to work with. In the design-led revolution, collaboration means breaking down barriers between disciplines and industries—even bringing customers and competitors into the mix. Designers know they can no longer afford to remain isolated by their own discipline. They have to explore the edges, cross-pollinate ideas, and co-create.