News from AU
March 16, 2023

Training and Transformation with the ADKAR Model

These days, it’s not a question of if your company will transform, it’s a question of when and how. And while new technologies may be driving much of the change, it’s people that need to use that technology. That makes creating a culture of learning vital to the continued success of any company. Transformation is part of the job now.   So how do you build that culture? How do you inspire and encourage learning and tailor your training programs to meet the needs of your people? The ADKAR model, part of the Prosci Methodology for change management, provides a blueprint for how to introduce, insp... READ MORE >
February 1, 2023

Reimagining Residential Construction with 3D Printing and Prefabrication

Our planet is already home to more than 8 billion people, and that number is expected to hit 10 billion by mid-century. All those people will need places to live—and there’s already not enough affordable housing for the people that live here now.   What will it take to meet that demand? Pick whichever stat gets your attention: You could say that we need to build 13,000 buildings a day, or 2 billion homes by the end of the century. You could say that we’ll have to build the equivalent of a Paris every week—or a New York City every month. Or you can simply say that we can expect the number of bu... READ MORE >
January 4, 2023

Transformation Trends for 2023: Better and Different

Every company is on a unique journey of transformation, just like every individual. But broadly speaking, it can be useful to think about transformation in two categories—better and different.   Transforming for better means looking for improved ways to do what you already do. It’s about optimization, efficiency, and cutting out the lags, data losses, and rework that you’ve lived with until now.   Transforming for different means exploring entirely new approaches. It’s about pioneering new business models, revolutionizing how you interact with customers and partners, and fundamentally rethinki... READ MORE >
December 14, 2022

Explore, Interact, Collaborate: Real-time 3D Experiences for Design

We live in what gamers might call an “open world,” meaning that we can freely explore it and interact with anything in it in real time, limited only by the laws of physics. Countless other “characters” are in this world with us, both human and non-human, and we can interact and collaborate with them in infinite ways. We call this reality.   Digital worlds, historically, have provided far greater restrictions. You could often only see things in 2D or from a set angle, for example, and could only perform a set number of actions. Real-time 3D visualization (RT3D) technologies are changing that, e... READ MORE >
December 5, 2022

Best of AU 2022 Awards: Top-Rated Classes and Speakers

AU is about ideas. It’s about innovation. It’s about finding better ways—and different ways—to design and make. And that starts with our speakers—the industry professionals who share their insight and expertise with their peers in AU learning sessions. From bold predictions to hard lessons learned, unique insights to frank conversations, classes are the core of the AU learning experience.   The Best of AU 2022 Speaker Awards celebrate top presenters in each class format, with multiple winners in each category based on industry and a category specifically for Autodesk-led classes. In addition t... READ MORE >