Tonight in Richmond at 6:00 I’ll be talking about Frank Lloyd Wright and some experience design inspiration I’ve gotten from him over the years. Some of you may have seen a version of my Destroying the Box talk, most recently at RUX’s October meeting. It’s my first pecha kucha (nervous and excited), and it’s a topic I really love.
I’m in great company. Here’s the lineup:
Margaret Hancock :: Design Education
Sarah Carrier Stough :: Bonstra | Haresign’s Hazel River Cabin
Joe Sokohl :: Destroy the Box (that’s me!)
Robert Reis :: HEWV’s James Madison University Forbes Center
R. Tyler King :: The There/Here project
Greg Rutledge :: HEWV’s Freemason Baptist Church Renovation + Addition
Amrit Singh + Thom White :: The ELA “What Do You See?” project
Jason Dufilho :: 3north’s ARCenter
Feel free to join us at the Camel on Broad Street near VCU (across from Lowe’s). Doors at 6, light refreshment & such, then lightning talks till 7:30.
I’ll probably return to this them on occasion, but I find a lot of inspiration to what we do in physical architecture.
I recently found out that a classmate from high school is a guru in the architecture world: Tim Culvahouse. On the front page he’s got a great quotation:
Architecture designs situations, not just buildings; and situations, as any psychologist knows, are the most powerful determinants of behavior: more powerful than personality, habit, education, character, genetic makeup, more powerful than anything.
Indeed. You could paraphrase this in our world as
Experience architecture designs situations, not just applications; and situations, as any psychologist knows, are the most powerful determinants of behavior: more powerful than personality, habit, education, character, genetic makeup, more powerful than anything.
Also, a neat page from his site talks about the physical and spatial (isn’t that the same?) nature of New Orleans. Nice to see focused yet small ruminations on a theme. We should do more in the UX world.