A hospital orderly walks 17 miles in the course of their workday. A
city neighborhood houses multiple churches, but no place for Sunday
brunch. Both scenarios present challenges that are emotional,
functional and familiar. How do these challenges– the navigation of a
hospital and the life of a city neighborhood - provide opportunities
to design a better experience and shift the meaning of a place?
This event explores a human-centered approach to designing physical
spaces, and the ways in which an environment passively or actively
guides movement and punctuates it with memorable moments. Two
complementary speakers will explore an interaction design approach to
studying and designing the built environment.
Designing for Moments
Bryan Walker of Ideo’s Smart Space practice will talk about the human
scale, using examples from hospitality and retail to show how an
environment can create a moment with meaning and resonance.
Emily Golembiewski of HOK Architecture and Engineering’s Advance
Strategies consulting group will talk about buildings as a system
with its own language and grammar to guide navigation and flow.
Examples from healthcare and workplace will illustrate how the
building can guide users to the moments in Bryan’s talk.
Together, these talks illustrate a model of orchestrated navigation
punctuated by moments that matter. The model is directly applicable
to interaction design. After the talks, there will be a discussion
about the exchange between built environment and virtual environments
– from diagnostics to design, including influencing factors and stark
6:30 pm – Socializing with light refreshments and Hiring Salon
(employers/recruiters, bring job descriptions to share)