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Wayfinding: Way More than Signage

By John Bartelink This article is part of Wood Harbinger’s newsletter series. Wayfinding is the study and practice of how we get where we need to go. Sounds simple, right? Just ask the guys in the band of the famous Rob Reiner comedy, “This Is Spinal Tap” how important good, clear directions are when trying […]

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Smart Devices for Smart Design, Part III: Top Apps for Designers/Engineers

By Andy Brown and Ben Prehoda This week in Andy and Ben’s Smart Devices for Smart Design blog series, we will be looking at a few of our favorite engineering apps for mobile devices and discussing what each of us think about the practicality of these apps for use in the field.

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Smart Devices for Smart Design, Part II: The Smartest Smart Devices for Engineers in the Field

By Andrew Brown If you are a carpenter, would you use a screwdriver to hammer in a nail? Probably not (though as a non-carpenter, I’ve done it). If you are an archeologist, are you going to take a flamethrower to the dig-site to unearth some super old dinosaur bones? No (but I’d like to see […]

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Smart Devices for Smart Design, Part I: the Case for Technology in the Field

By Ben Prehoda Wouldn’t it be cool if… …you were an experienced engineer or designer conducting a field investigation and the only thing you had to bring with you was one smart device? I recently spent a number of days verifying electrical as-builts for a hospital near Tacoma, WA. After the third day of flipping […]

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