Approaching architectural design with a UX designer’s mindset ensures a more holistic approach to designing the experience of using a building. From the outset, a stronger understanding of the user enables human behavior to dictate the design to a greater degree.
This book explores the application of service design to urban commons, focusing on the Reggio Emilia Ducal Palace in Italy.
Ezio Manzini's ideas for the city that cares.
ToNite project presented at Milan conference on design-led approaches to renewing public management and governance
Global research released by IKEA Retail (Ingka Group) reveals the vital role that home has played in meeting people’s mental wellbeing needs during the pandemic.
A bold reassessment of "smart cities" that reveals what is lost when we conceive of our urban spaces as computers.
A bold reassessment of "smart cities" that reveals what is lost when we conceive of our urban spaces as computers
The exhibition, curated by ANCB The Aedes Metropolitan Laboratory, presents exemplary built projects and outstanding conceptual models by architects and planners from all over the world
On 24 November Elena Guidorzi, research unit coordinator of Experientia, will speak at the EFUS web conference entitled "Reducing and preventing the feeling of insecurity at night", highlighting her experience coordinating the ToNite project.
IKEA just launched its seventh Life at Home Report, exploring how people have grown closer to their homes in this extraordinary year
A survey of Helsinki Design Lab's activities 2008-2013, with reflections on the three "bets" that the Lab made and their relevance today.
Vitra, the German manufacturing company, published this week a "set of hypotheses" on the future of the home, as living spaces are pushed to the limits.
Without consideration for all humans inhabiting cities, smart city and technological approaches have the potential to exacerbate socio-economic divisions, corporate dominance, and top-down governance.
A visit to the smart-city-in-progress at Sidewalk Toronto prompts questions about what it means to "participate" in civic design.
We could decide to treat people as sensors, and not as things to be sensed - to observe Kant's injunction that humans should be "treated as an end in themselves and not as a means to something else".
In Boston, the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics is conducting ethnographic, human-centered research to design middle-income housing that reflects people’s lived experiences, reports the Stanford Social Innovation Review. This includes intensive planning sessions in which residents, designers, and policy…
Forbes Product Member, Alec Pomnichowski, describes the parallels between architecture and product development thinking. He asks product-types to be considerate and thoughtful about the ways in which users experience products and find value in them through time. Good architects will…
The Adaptive Reuse Toolkit – How Cities Can Turn their Industrial Legacy â€¨into Infrastructure for Innovation and Growth by Matteo Robiglio Policy Paper, September 2016 The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) All over in the world, industrial…
Eldar Shafir, professor of psychology and public affairs at Princeton University and coauthor, with Sendhil Mullainathan, of the book Scarcity: The New Science of Having Less and How It Defines Our Lives (Picador, 2013), talks to Metropolis Magazineâ€™s Avinash Rajagopal…
Infrastructure providers are used to focusing on issues of project selection, funding, and regulation. The most successful firms are learning to provide great consumer experiences too. “The consumer experience matters. Infrastructure providers therefore need to tap into the disciplines and…