CADDManager on February 19th, 2009

The User of the future will interact with other users in ways that are not seen now. Users will be more connected to other Users The overabundance of information that overwhelms the user now will continue to expand. The sheer volume of information now outstrips our ability to take it all in. Blogs, Wiki’s, Forums, […]

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CADDManager on February 18th, 2009

I am discussing Users of the Future and thinking that tomorrow will bring changes that may be seen from today’s vantage points. I do not claim to be a futurist, but some of these are coming in ways that are obvious if you look for them. Change will be a constant even more Users in […]

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CADDManager on February 16th, 2009

I have been thinking lately about the CAD and BIM users of the future. They will differ from today’s users. They may have some of the same characteristics, but there will be some definite differences. Some of the characteristics expand on what is happening now and some are evolutions that will occur. Users in the […]

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CADDManager on February 9th, 2009

There are some patterns that I have seen that frame the way an end user thinks and the concerns that they have that a CAD Manager must not forget when working with them. If you do not keep the End Users in mind, then you may overlook some of the obvious influences that affect your […]

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CADDManager on February 3rd, 2009

I do not pretend to know everything about the way that anyone thinks. There are so many perspectives, ideas, concepts, information, influences and circumstances that impact the thought processes at any given time that there is no way that anyone can even guess what someone is thinking at any given point with consistency. So I […]

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CADDManager on February 2nd, 2009

“User” is such a harsh sounding term, but that is the most common term for those that are the “hands on practitioners” with the software we support. Thinking like a User is something that may have slipped away from you as you move farther from the day to day workings of the tools and into […]

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CADDManager on September 24th, 2008

Some users push the envelope – do you appreciate this? Some want to go farther with the software that they use.  They want to continue to move forward even when others are having trouble following.  They just keep finding new ways to use the tools that others do not understand. Some will push you forward […]

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CADDManager on September 1st, 2008

New technology tools constantly make me a newbie.  Even technology that is easy to figure out make me have questions that I cannot answer right away. According to Wikipedia… Newbie (also said as nooby or newby) is a slang term for a newcomer…  a somewhat clueless newcomer… It can have derogatory connotations, but is also […]

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CADDManager on June 13th, 2005

In one of my favorite movies (Oh Brother , where art thou?) Delmar O’Donnell says “Come on in boys, the water is fine.” Autodesk products can seem daunting, complicated and intimidating. I become concerned at times in this blog about the not so rapid pace of tool adoption and it is troubling at times. BUT, […]

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