Anyone knows Public space / architecture IXD best practices, or examples?

8 Oct 2007 - 6:49pm
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Pedro Neves
2007

The participation in urban design and architecture projects had some
"utopian" developments in the 70's mainly due to computer developments
but since then this practices had been reduced until the latest years
where we can seen again some interest from citizens and technicians in
application of this kind of practices.

In my point of view the IXD have a very important role in these
developments, but I don't know best practices or examples.
Dan Saffer in "designing for interaction" refers very well the
importance of IXD not only for digital screen solutions or
technological advanced gadgets, I would like to know were can I see
this solutions applied.

Best regards.
Pedro Soares Neves

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8 Oct 2007 - 10:27pm
Dave Malouf
2005

When it comes to the mix of Architecture and IxD the best book on the
topic is by Malcolm McCullough, Professor of Architecture @ Univ.
Michigan. The book title is "Digital Ground".

Malcolm McCullough is one of 4 amazing keynotes 8 invited speakers
4 pre-con workshop leaders 18 members of our very own community who
will be sharing, leading, inspiring, provoking, teaching, and learning
at IxDA Interaction 08 | Savannah.

Go to our web site at http://interaction08.ixda.org/ for more
information, including info about Malcolm McCullough.

-- dave

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9 Oct 2007 - 12:05am
Jeff Howard
2004

Hi Pedro,

The following books have been on my radar for a while. They might be
good starting places for you:

4dspace: Interactive Architecture
by Lucy Bullivant

Responsive Environments: Architecture, Art and Design
by Lucy Bullivant

Smart Materials and Technologies in Architecture
by Michelle Addington

A little further afield, I wholeheartedly recommend a book that's
not about interaction design as it is discussed on this list but
rather the design of non-digitally mediated human interactions within
architectural and urban spaces.

The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces
by William Whyte

// jeff

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9 Oct 2007 - 4:14am
Adrian Howard
2005

On 9 Oct 2007, at 00:49, Pedro Neves wrote:

> The participation in urban design and architecture projects had some
> "utopian" developments in the 70's mainly due to computer developments
> but since then this practices had been reduced until the latest years
> where we can seen again some interest from citizens and technicians in
> application of this kind of practices.
[snip]

Although the techniques haven't become popular in architectural
circles I find Christopher Alexander's books rather inspiring. See if
you like his 'The Timeless Way of Building'

Adrian

9 Oct 2007 - 8:02am
Jarod Tang
2007

Hi Pedro:
In the same book, Dan Saffer says:
"Every moment of every day, millions of people send e-mail, talk on mobile
phones, instant message each other, record TV shows with TiVo, and listen to
music on their iPods. All of these things are made possible by good
engineering. But it's interaction design that makes them usable, useful, and
fun."
Simply put, you see the result of IxD everywhere, everytime, and it applied
everywhere. If you want to look at it's application, you can pick up nearly
everything designed, to study it's interaction design. And this is also one
of the most beautifull part of IxD.

Cheers
-- Jarod

On 10/9/07, Pedro Neves <sevenpedro at gmail.com> wrote:
> The participation in urban design and architecture projects had some
> "utopian" developments in the 70's mainly due to computer developments
> but since then this practices had been reduced until the latest years
> where we can seen again some interest from citizens and technicians in
> application of this kind of practices.
>
> In my point of view the IXD have a very important role in these
> developments, but I don't know best practices or examples.
> Dan Saffer in "designing for interaction" refers very well the
> importance of IXD not only for digital screen solutions or
> technological advanced gadgets, I would like to know were can I see
> this solutions applied.
>
> Best regards.
> Pedro Soares Neves
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9 Oct 2007 - 8:49am
Chris Borokowski
2007

No technology more complicated than a stick lacks an interface, and
that interface has some theory behind it, even if that theory is
carelessness.

--- Jarod Tang <jarod.tang at gmail.com> wrote:

> Simply put, you see the result of IxD everywhere, everytime, and it
> applied
> everywhere.

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9 Oct 2007 - 2:38pm
Jarod Tang
2007

>
>
> I think the conscientious factor it's really important due to the fact
> that IXD can be analysed everywhere and since always.

This is a very good question. As we know, IxD is the inevitable things --
if you produce some thing for using, you'll do it( consciousness or not ).
That's why it's safe to say IxD is everywhere.

I have a personal experience, while the kitchen designer and me try to make
the kitchen "easy to use", both of us never mention IxD, but it dosent
matter at all, the design follow the interaction design's way very
well. But after i formally practice the IxD, i come back to analyze the
design of the kitchen, it also help the understanding.

IxD design most of the time, is design for un-consciousness, the user will
not notice it. it's only matter to the designer, as Dan also says, many
designer even dont know the word of IxD, but the design can be reasonable.
The consciousness part remain at the designer's side, from design to
evaluation, so from this perspective, seek the consiouness ixd design is
also not a very necessary.

Cheers
-- Jarod

--
IxD for better life style.

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9 Oct 2007 - 1:13pm
Pedro Neves
2007

Hi Jarond Tang,

Yes it's true, the first phrase of the book, and it's clear during the
rest of the book also, maybe I must be clearer in my question.

I'm looking for references of practical examples of IXD appliance in a
conscientious
manner by architects or urban designers.

I think the conscientious factor it's really important due to the fact
that IXD can be analysed everywhere and since always.

Best R.
PN

On 09/10/2007, Jarod Tang <jarod.tang at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Pedro:
> In the same book, Dan Saffer says:
> "Every moment of every day, millions of people send e-mail, talk on mobile
> phones, instant message each other, record TV shows with TiVo, and listen to
> music on their iPods. All of these things are made possible by good
> engineering. But it's interaction design that makes them usable, useful, and
> fun."
> Simply put, you see the result of IxD everywhere, everytime, and it applied
> everywhere. If you want to look at it's application, you can pick up nearly
> everything designed, to study it's interaction design. And this is also one
> of the most beautifull part of IxD.
>
> Cheers
> -- Jarod
>
>
>
> On 10/9/07, Pedro Neves <sevenpedro at gmail.com> wrote:
> > The participation in urban design and architecture projects had some
> > "utopian" developments in the 70's mainly due to computer developments
> > but since then this practices had been reduced until the latest years
> > where we can seen again some interest from citizens and technicians in
> > application of this kind of practices.
> >
> > In my point of view the IXD have a very important role in these
> > developments, but I don't know best practices or examples.
> > Dan Saffer in "designing for interaction" refers very well the
> > importance of IXD not only for digital screen solutions or
> > technological advanced gadgets, I would like to know were can I see
> > this solutions applied.
> >
> > Best regards.
> > Pedro Soares Neves
> >
> ________________________________________________________________
> > Welcome to the Interaction Design Association (IxDA)!
> > To post to this list ....... discuss at ixda.org
> > Unsubscribe ................
> http://gamma.ixda.org/unsubscribe
> > List Guidelines ............
> http://gamma.ixda.org/guidelines
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> >
>
>
> --
> IxD for better life style.
>
> http://jarodtang.blogspot.com
>

10 Oct 2007 - 10:30am
Pedro Neves
2007

Tank%u2019s Dave, in fact the book of Malcolm McCullough it's seems
to be a very good reference, unfortunately it's not possible for me
to be at The Savannah College of Art and Design, Georgia for the
Interaction 08.

Jeff, Lucy Bullivant will be a discovery for me, but the more
technique Smart Materials for Architecture it's definitively a must
buy book, the William White book it's a classic like Christopher
Alexander%u2019s "pattern language" and "the timeless..." as
referred by Adrian.

Thank you all for the references, if someone know more please just
say.

Best Regards
Pedro Soares Neves

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