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Journal of Design Insight

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How to Personalize Your Architectural Design as Filter

MICRO-LECTURE INTRODUCTION

Why is it so important to think of your architectural designs as being filters? In this Micro-Lecture you will learn how to better personalize your environments to individuals within a collective or culture so their experience within your design is a success.

 

MICRO-LECTURE TRANSCRIPT

00:01 Maria Lorena Lehman: Why is it so important to think about your architectural designs as being filters? I'm Maria Lorena Lehman, Founder of Sensing Architecture. In...

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Hybrid Architectural Design Tools for Extraordinary Presentations

THE BEST TOOL FOR THE FORMULATION OF YOUR DESIGN IDEA

As an architectural designer, you work hard to create your design concept formulations, and often there is an overlooked aspect to the design process that can really make a difference. By paying attention to this overlooked aspect, your design results will be stronger, and your client reviews will go smoother. This often ignored aspect is design presentation.

The way in which you present your design ideas to yourself, to your team, and to...

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The Design-Behavior Loop: How Occupant-Response Informs Design

Yes, architectural design evokes behavioral response within its occupants. And as an architect it is important to understand, analyze, and improve upon your design process and end-results. Thus, by delving more deeply into the ways your design impacts those that engage with it, you can ultimately gain information to help improve its outcome. The goal is to create environments that help people achieve fulfillment through high performance so they can meet their short-term needs, and achieve...

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Design that Reaches for the Impossible

What do you wish you could do with architecture that you cannot do now? Where do you feel the architectural design of today stops short? And what is the constraint that blocks you from achieving the design results you seek? Is it technology? Your design tools? Or even your design mindset?

This notion of pushing architectural design beyond current boundaries is an important one. For instance, it would be great if an environment could communicate more specifically. Instead of an alarm only...

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Schematic Design – Using an Occupant-Centered Design Approach

INTRODUCTION: THE DEFINITION

Schematic design is the first stage of an architectural design project, and within this phase there are important milestones to get right that will greatly leverage the project’s results throughout the rest of its impending design phases. For example, by iteratively designing through various schematic prototypes, it becomes possible to optimize one’s design concept idea in a way that prevents future errors and expands the discovery of new design...

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How Computerized Contact Lenses Can Make You Think Differently Design

As technologies continue to advance, building occupants are becoming capable of more and more. It began with the introduction of the computer, then went onto the smart phones, and now on the forefront are augmented reality technologies — one of which carries with it far-reaching implications.

I speak of computerized contact lenses.

If you think about it, it makes sense that the next evolution of computing would be to enter the realm of the bionic eye. For, when computer capabilites are...

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Enhancing Occupant Experience with 3D Mobile Augmented Reality (Video)

It is undeniable that mobile phones with operating systems that get updated frequently are becoming more widespread globally. In fact, phones like the iPhone are helping people with a variety of tasks ranging from keeping track of their health and finances, all the way to realizing new types of face-to-face communication, social media and now 3-D video — see the new Samsung W960 phone here.

The introduction of 3-D into the world of mobile gadgets makes me think of what might happen...

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The Future Impact of Augmented Reality

Augmented reality and other virtual digital displays can revolutionize they way we interact within architectural spaces. When sitting in your office, experiencing a museum or simply learning in school, occupants already use digital media to carry out even the most basic of tasks. Just imagine what the evolution of augmented reality can do.

For starters, we can now see the beginning to how buildings can evolve internal “nervous systems”. Designers are beginning...

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5 Reasons Augmented Reality is Good for Architecture

Architecture is getting better at connecting — linking you to more environments, information and people all over the world. Augmented reality is a big reason why.

You see, technologies that cater to augmented reality will act as ‘portals’ that link you to information, communities and destinations in real-time. Such advances are changing the way you experience architecture, both aesthetically and functionally.

Now, here’s what I’ve been...

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Urban Architecture – A Design Process of Co-Creation

INTRODUCTION – ADAPTIVE URBAN ARCHITECTURE

Urban design within cities around the world has impact upon the citizens they serve. As environmental designers, it is important to continuously evolve how cities beneficially influence citizens as they live their daily lives within these urban areas. A critical way by which to accomplish this is to design urban architecture within such cities so they cooperate and collaborate together to yield a relationship of co-creation with their...

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