The disciplines of interaction design and architecture share a number of common traits—such as a focus on solving problems for people and encouraging people to interact with products and environments in new and exciting ways—and each discipline can learn much from the other.
These eight videos highlight the work of people who see and celebrate the connections between interaction design and architecture.
The SENSEable City
Carlo Ratti, director of the SENSEable City Lab at MIT, presented this talk at Lift Conference 2009.
Stewart Brand on the Long Now
Stewart Brand, who is working with computer scientist Danny Hillis to build a 10,000-year timepiece called the Clock of the Long Now, presented this TED talk in 2004.
New Soft City
Dan Hill, a senior consultant at Arup in Sydney, presented this keynote at Interaction ’10. Hill’s presentation was too beautifully described to paraphrase it.
Muti-sensory interaction design now merges with architecture, planning and an urbanism informed by a gentle ambient drizzle of everyday data – and so a new soft city is being created, alive once again to the touch of its citizens.
Changing Things: The Internet of Things is not what you think it is!
Usman Haque, director Haque Design + Research Ltd, founder of Pachube.com and CEO of Connected Environments Ltd., presented this talk at Lift Conference 2009.
The City as an Interaction Platform
In this panel discussion from PICNIC ’09, Ben Cerveny, Greg Skibiski, Adam Greenfield, Beth Coleman and Atau Tanaka discuss how the technology of today and the near future will transform the experience of living in cities.
The Long Here, the Big Now, and Other Tales of the Networked City
Adam Greenfield, head of design direction for Nokia and author of Everyware, presented this talk at PICNIC ’08.
Future urban life will thrive on new modes of perception and experience, based on real-time data and feedback. What will the networked city feel like to its users? How will it transform our sense of the metropolitan?
Cameron Sinclair on open-source architecture
Accepting his 2006 TED Prize, Cameron Sinclair demonstrates how passionate designers and architects can respond to world housing crises. He unveils his TED Prize wish for a network to improve global living standards through collaborative design.
Architecture that repairs itself?
In this 2009 TEDGlobal, Rachel Armstrong says we need to outgrow architecture made of inert materials; instead, she proposes a not-quite-alive material that repairs itself.
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Header image taken from Dan Hill talk