See how a repository of quick solutions to real-time design-tool challenges enhances Autodesk software skills and increases expertise. This class will demonstrate how bite-size nuggets of know-how enable designers at Perkins+Will to expand their knowledge of Autodesk’s tools in parallel with project work. You’ll follow strategies illustrating how to reduce the time needed to communicate answers through a system favoring brevity, visual communication, and real-time learning. Google is great when you’re searching for answers, but it is also a source of endless distractions. Having an alternative for common questions helps keep teams on task. We will demonstrate how easily knowledge can be captured and shared for future use. We will highlight the importance of convenience and quick consumption as we discuss packaging know-how into appropriate portions. To finalize the presentation, a method for breaking down larger questions and workflows will demonstrate how portioning knowledge can aid in comprehension.
- Learn how to quickly advance your firm’s expertise with Autodesk tools without sacrificing your project focus
- Learn how to develop a strategy for capturing concise how-to answers about design tools
- Learn techniques for sharing expertise in a quick-to-follow format
- Discover the digital resources necessary to house and expand your firm’s expertise
A Digital Practice Manager at Perkins+Will Dan Chasteen is part of a small formalized technology team known as Digital Practice, responsible for vision, strategy, policy, resources and direction for the use of the technologies that support the interdisciplinary practice of a global architecture firm. Dan also develops digital strategies for key projects and advises design teams on the latest innovative processes and technology. While at Perkins+Will Dan has contributed vision, teamwork and leadership to deliver more than a dozen major innovations helping to differentiate the firm. Dan is the former owner of Digital Construction Studio and an IT consulting service. He holds dual degrees in Environmental Design and Building Science from Auburn University.
I have been the Design Applications Manager in Perkins+Will’s Washington, DC office for over 4 years. I have an additional eight years of experience in the architecture and engineering industry (combining my design studio experience with my design applications expertise. I have been Autodesk Revit Certified Professional and guide project teams through their required applications in all phases from programming through construction. With extensive expertise in Building Information Modeling and Computer-aided Facility Management systems. I work with various types of clients in integrating models and data within their organizations. In addition, I teach Construction Documents at Technology for Interior Design at Marymount University as an adjunct professor.