A piece written by Bill Massey, AIA, LEED AP, “Capturing the Fitbit Impulse in Building Design,” was published in Campus Rec Magazine. Extolling the benefits of data capture and sharing—Massey explains how better access to data is improving our physical health through Fitbits and the like, as well as improving building design. Leveraging his over 20 years of experience in athletic building design, Massey details how post-occupancy studies are increasingly used to inform future designs—ultimately leading to better buildings.
“Gathering data serves to do more than satiate our curiosity; if we are to build facilities of the future that allow clients to be competitive, we must go beyond design intuition,” says Massey. “Taking to heart a lesson from the sports world, understanding where we can improve is crucial to being prepared when performance counts.”
Read more of Massey’s perspective on the Fitbit Impulse in Building Design, here.