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Create Amazing Architectural Narratives that Reward

By using reward within architectural narrative design, it becomes possible to create more innovative and poetic experiences for occupants. You may find that through reward you are able to expand your ... ...more

Design ,User Experience

November 28, 20232 min read

Create Amazing Architectural Narratives that Reward

The Purpose of Architecture

Throughout history, architecture has evolved as an expression, reflection, and catalyst that shapes humanity. With each era, architectural design progresses into new frontiers as emerging technologies... ...more

Philosophy

November 07, 20232 min read

The Purpose of Architecture

Your Superpower as an Architect

Finding inspiration, passion, and alignment in the work you do is important. These "North Stars" help you to uncover why you design architecture, and they help you to uncover your own unique design st... ...more

Philosophy

October 30, 20232 min read

Your Superpower as an Architect

How Creatives Use Narrative to Create Extraordinary Experiential Flow

It is important to realize that architecture, while striving to solve real-world problems, can learn a lot from other creative disciplines. After all, designing for virtual and/or fictional worlds ope... ...more

Design ,Worldbuilding

October 14, 20232 min read

How Creatives Use Narrative to Create Extraordinary Experiential Flow

Virtual / Augmented Reality as Architectural Sensory Experience

The question remains: Can virtual reality be an architectural sensory experience? As you ponder the answer to this question, it is important to think first about how to define an architectural sensory... ...more

Design ,Virtual Reality

October 14, 20232 min read

Virtual / Augmented Reality as Architectural Sensory Experience

How Virtual Reality Design Shapes the Physical Environment

Architectural design in virtual reality takes on many forms: from environmental concept design in films and video games to concept development simulations during the architectural design process. ...more

Design ,Virtual Reality

October 14, 20232 min read

How Virtual Reality Design Shapes the Physical Environment

How to Leverage Virtual Reality (VR) Within Your Design Process

I invite you as an architectural designer to unlock the power of 3D to 4D visualization. Going from 3D visualizations to interactive 4D immersive VR experiences of your design projects (with sound) wi... ...more

Design ,Virtual Reality

October 14, 20232 min read

How to Leverage Virtual Reality (VR) Within Your Design Process

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... ...more

Design ,Virtual Reality

October 14, 20232 min read

How Computerized Contact Lenses Can Make You Think Differently Design

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

Such mobile devices can be not only a great way to pool information about your occupant(s) “status” within your building, but can also serve to help you design new adaptive systems within your buildin... ...more

Design ,Virtual Reality

October 14, 20233 min read

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

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... ...more

Design ,Virtual Reality

October 14, 20231 min read

The Future Impact of Augmented Reality

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. ...more

Design ,Virtual Reality

October 14, 20233 min read

5 Reasons Augmented Reality is Good for Architecture

Applying Virtual Reality to Museum Exhibits

Museum exhibits are getting evermore technologically advanced and virtual reality is one of the latest trends. Of course, virtual reality can be immersive, interactive or both. ...more

Design ,Virtual Reality

October 14, 20232 min read

Applying Virtual Reality to Museum Exhibits

How Communication Gestures Can Make Buildings Smarter

The two: building and occupants, have an unparalleled relationship where each adapts to the other over time and in different ways. ...more

Design ,User Interface Design

October 13, 20234 min read

How Communication Gestures Can Make Buildings Smarter

Headset Brain Computer Can Help Occupants Control Their Environment

An exciting new brain computer interface technology has been demonstrated as a new way for users to interface with their machines. And I think such technology can serve as a liaison between occupants ... ...more

Design ,User Interface Design

October 13, 20234 min read

Headset Brain Computer Can Help Occupants Control Their Environment

Architectural Design Usability For Everyone

As an architect, is important for you to understand your occupants as more than just an “occupant load”, and really begin to understand the demographics of who will be using your building and why — an... ...more

Design ,User Interface Design

October 13, 20233 min read

Architectural Design Usability For Everyone

Innovative Ideas via User Interface Design

As architectural technology and emerging architectural tools provide us with new and improved ways to design, you should be questioning what buildings do and how they do it. ...more

Design ,User Interface Design

October 13, 20231 min read

Innovative Ideas via User Interface Design

Use Sensory Design to Boost Building Effectiveness

To help you better predict occupant need, which can often be a daunting task given many of today’s complex programmatic requirements, — sensory design can be used to help you unravel the “occupant nee... ...more

Design ,User Experience

October 13, 20233 min read

Use Sensory Design to Boost Building Effectiveness

Start a Quality Control Design Test of Your Building After It’s Built

Have you ever done a quality control design test of your building after it’s built? If so, how do you do it? And what do you do with the results? ...more

Design ,User Experience

October 13, 20234 min read

Start a Quality Control Design Test of Your Building After It’s Built

Can Architecture Arouse Sentiment?

Architecture is like music, with ability to arouse specific emotions and other reactions at particular moments in time. To arouse sentiment is a delicate task, and the key is to engage occupants. Huma... ...more

Design ,User Experience

October 13, 20231 min read

Can Architecture Arouse Sentiment?

How Environment Design Impacts Human Performance

Even as you formulate the initial schematics for your architectural concept design, it is wise to comprehensively research not only what your occupant thinks they need now, but also how they would lik... ...more

Design ,User Experience

October 13, 20232 min read

How Environment Design Impacts Human Performance

Special Invitation

XEOVERSE

A philosophical adventure into the future of design.

Plus, 5 Lessons from Star Trek about how to design for the future.

The more you participate in XEOVERSE, the more you future-proof yourself as a designer that grows strategically in a rapidly changing world. The goal is for your creative success to be not only more valuable, but also inevitable. To receive new cutting-edge weekly articles, to join the community of over 6000+ subscribers, and to support this initiative, consider becoming a full member. Ready to launch into XEOVERSE?

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