What Architecture Can Adopt from User Experience Design
Specific end users are traditionally removed from the architectural design process, while users are at the heart of designing new digital technologies. We explore how the architecture industry can learn from UX design to broaden its horizons, largely by integrating tech into their field of practice.
For the last decade, technology start-ups have sought to revolutionize nearly every working sector. Ambitious, growing tech companies are racing to find opportunities for what they call ‘disruption’ of the remaining traditional industries, from agriculture to medicine. It comes as no surprise that the building industry is ripe for disruption.
For the most part it has been practiced in the same way for centuries, and as a result it is renowned for being slow to adopt to new technologies. However, as public attention builds on the future of our built environment and its integration with new tech, architects have a responsibility to innovate. In the midst of this Digital Revolution, how can architects incorporate new ideas from the tech sector to better design progressive buildings and smarter, more sustainable cities?
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