For more than 20 years in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction industry, software development has focused on model creation methods. Development of model interpretive techniques has been secondary. There is activity there, but it’s underdeveloped. The most traditional interaction/interpretive technique used for making sense of models is drawing, and development of that technique has stagnated through exclusive focus on automation, i.e., the creation of drawings automatically from models.
Perhaps over the next 20 years, development will shift back to much-needed improvement in techniques of model interaction and interpretation. The downloadable document below is a brief outline proposal of potential development paths. It’s written for anyone interested in advancing digital modeling software through further development of model interaction/interpretation techniques.