Architecture is the original UX design.

Architecture and UX meme. One kitten (labeled 'UX Designers) plays with a ball of yarn (labeled HCI) while another kitten (labeled Architects) watches. Caption: UX Designers have fun with Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) design, while Architecture looks on like it wants to join in - without realised the threads of HCI design started within itself.
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UX4A ZINE

The most efficient explainer. Download it. Read it. Share it. If you print it, compost it.

Sure, but where to start?

A UX Design process is not a new method for designing, well, anything. Nor is stealing vocab and concepts from other industries, or even using those same principles for our built environment.

Make friends

Everyone loves architecture right? Design communication is a mindset more than any skill or tool. And our tools include much more than words and diagrams.

Our creative work is now thoroughly multi-, inter-, and trans-disciplinary. The ‘generalist’ designer today is best placed for this next step in creating our built environment, as we spend our education and careers listening and searching without restrictions of specialisation. With adaptive process and communication tools, we are the future architects of environments in any reality.


Using the ‘User’

As designers and architects, we express ideas via various languages. When designing, ‘user’ is a term that’s always left me uncomfortable. Let’s change it.