Design is a power – underestimated by designers and ignored or exploited by others. Our collective failure to recognise the extents of power we yield as designers has ‘hollowed out’ architectural culture.
The opinions and criticism I hear around architecture’s obsession with the sublime and ineptitude of codifying it seem unnecessary through a UX lens. There can be method in madness.
The complexity of Architecture UX needs a simple reference point we can make a mess of and return to time and time again. As a UX designer, I’d developed a UX design process which I’m now adapting for Architecture. Read the six-phase process and get thinking about empathy and ego with me.