April 24, 2019


Can you imagine a world where data is used as a key…
Avatar Yves Barbier

Can you imagine a world where data is used as a key source for design?

This futuristic vision was the underpinning of our recent Hackathon at the Design in the Age of Experience event during the Milan Design Week.

A staggering statistic: more than 90% of the world’s data has been generated in the last two years. This trend will continue as data from mobile computing, artificial intelligence and augmented reality grows. The merging of virtual and physical worlds presents new opportunities for designers to address societal and sustainability challenges. How will they embrace and use data-driven landscapes to create product and architectural experiences that will uplift the lives of citizens?

This is the challenge we put before five teams. The DATAVIRONMENT Hackathon Challengeasked each group – randomly assembled from a pool of Dassault Systèmes’ R&D experts and 3DEXPERIENCE Champions from multiple countries, representing top architecture and design-driven firms – to design a future data-centric city using CATIA and SOLIDWORKS. Using 3DEXPERIENCity model of Milan to appropriate their ideas into a real-life context, each team had 48 hours to create their own vision for DATAVIRONMENT.  They were then judged on their overall storytelling and the virtual reality experience.

Let’s dig into what each team created!

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