I see images of these ‘stramps’ and others like them do the rounds on social media, accompanied with loads of praising comments like ‘this is so good for wheelchair users’ and ‘this is how you do great accessible design’. The problem is: it isn’t, and it isn’t.
Tristan Morgan, National Design Technology Lead: Innovation at COX Architecture and Teaching Associate at the University of Western Australia, has first-hand insight into the AEC/UX problem in both practice and practicality. He answers a few of my questions to help frame the project.
As a UX Designer, I would have thought that Architecture is the original UX Design. So does Architecture’s excitement about UX design mean Architecture is forgetting its own history?
I’m surprised at the interest tutors, professors and AEC professionals showed in my career as UX designer. It also confuses me – isn’t UX design what architects already do?