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Building Meaningful experiences

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How similar is interior design and web design? Can we learn something from the great Architects in order to become better User Experience Designers no matter what the final product might be?

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Building Meaningful experiences

  1. 1. <Building> Design Experiences that matter Lena Lekkou | Head of Web @ SAE Athens Meaningful Experiences
  2. 2. Building Meaningful Experiences | Lena Lekkou #Usability o o o some definitions first..
  3. 3. Building Meaningful Experiences | Lena Lekkou #InteriorDesign o some definitions first..
  4. 4. Building Meaningful Experiences | Lena Lekkou #UX Design vs Interior Design
  5. 5. The Case Study Building a House Little Brainstorming Time! Let’s say we want to build our future home for our family. Let’s answer the next questions : Who will live in this house? How many rooms do we have? What facilities we want to cover? How we want to feel and live in it?
  6. 6. Building Meaningful Experiences | Lena Lekkou #1 Ideation Phase Gathering all the important Information
  7. 7. Building Meaningful Experiences | Lena Lekkou #2 Requirements & Goals Making the lists of the requirements, budget etc
  8. 8. Building Meaningful Experiences | Lena Lekkou EILEEN GRAY, architect & furniture designer "To create, one must first question everything” #1
  9. 9. Building Meaningful Experiences | Lena Lekkou #3a The Users Getting to know the Users!
  10. 10. Building Meaningful Experiences | Lena Lekkou ALBERT HADLEY, interior designer "The essence of interior design will always be about people and how they live. It is about the realities of what makes for an attractive, civilized, meaningful environment, not about fashion or what's in or what's out. This is not an easy job." #2
  11. 11. Building Meaningful Experiences | Lena Lekkou #3b Users Needs What they need? How the want to live their house?
  12. 12. Building Meaningful Experiences | Lena Lekkou CHARLES EAMES , designer “Recognizing the need is the primary condition for design.” #3
  13. 13. Building Meaningful Experiences | Lena Lekkou MARK HAMPTON , interior designer "Real comfort, visual and physical, is vital to every room." #4
  14. 14. Building Meaningful Experiences | Lena Lekkou ZAHA HADID , architect “Architecture is really about well-being. I think that people want to feel good in a space” #5
  15. 15. Building Meaningful Experiences | Lena Lekkou #4 Sketching Phase Grab some papers and start sketching!
  16. 16. Building Meaningful Experiences | Lena Lekkou FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT , architect "You can use an eraser on the drafting table or a sledge hammer on the construction site” #6
  17. 17. Building Meaningful Experiences | Lena Lekkou ZAHA HADID , architect “There are 360 degrees, so why stick to one?” #7
  18. 18. Building Meaningful Experiences | Lena Lekkou #5 Floor Plan The ‘Wireframes’
  19. 19. Building Meaningful Experiences | Lena Lekkou FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT , architect "Get the habit of analysis - analysis will in time enable synthesis to become your habit of mind. ” #8
  20. 20. Building Meaningful Experiences | Lena Lekkou #6a Design Material or MoodBoards vs The Mockups
  21. 21. Building Meaningful Experiences | Lena Lekkou FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT , architect "Form follows function—that has been misunderstood. Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union." #9
  22. 22. Building Meaningful Experiences | Lena Lekkou #6b Design Fixtures & Equipment (FF&E) Vs Assets
  23. 23. Building Meaningful Experiences | Lena Lekkou ISSEY MIYAKE , designer “Design is not for philosophy, it’s for life” #10
  24. 24. Building Meaningful Experiences | Lena Lekkou CHARLES EAMES , designer “Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way. As best to accomplish a particular purpose.” #11
  25. 25. Building Meaningful Experiences | Lena Lekkou UKNOWN "And when a design is completed, it should seem natural and obvious. It should look like it is always been this way. And it should last.” #12
  26. 26. Building Meaningful Experiences | Lena Lekkou #7 Building the basic Structure Setting the foundations
  27. 27. Building Meaningful Experiences | Lena Lekkou UNKNOWN "Architecture starts when you carefully put two bricks together. There it begins." #13
  28. 28. Building Meaningful Experiences | Lena Lekkou ROSE TARLOW , interior designer "When you're building a room, you're building character, and character is the strength and wisdom of a home." #14
  29. 29. Building Meaningful Experiences | Lena Lekkou #7 Details & Decoration Fixtures & Equipment Vs Assets
  30. 30. Building Meaningful Experiences | Lena Lekkou CHRIS ANDERSON , graphic designer "Nail the basics first, detail the details later." #15
  31. 31. Building Meaningful Experiences | Lena Lekkou CHARLES EAMES , designer "The details are not the details. They make the design." #16
  32. 32. Building Meaningful Experiences | Lena Lekkou #8 Personal Touch By the people who start living in it
  33. 33. Building Meaningful Experiences | Lena Lekkou JUAN MONTOYA, architect "A room should never allow the eye to settle in one place. It should smile at you and create fantasy." #17
  34. 34. Building Meaningful Experiences | Lena Lekkou PHILIPPE STARCK , designer “You create your own decoration, you choose your color, choose your mood.. If you are depressed, you put some bright yellow and suddenly you are happy.” #18
  35. 35. Building Meaningful Experiences | Lena Lekkou #8 Everyday Life Daily Routine and the changes that this will create
  36. 36. Building Meaningful Experiences | Lena Lekkou DAVID HICKS, interior designer "The best rooms have something to say about the people who live in them." #19
  37. 37. Building Meaningful Experiences | Lena Lekkou PATRICIA URQUIOLA, architect “I want to create a place, like a little island, where you can have all your things around you and be comfortable and read a book and even sleep overnight." #20
  38. 38. Building Meaningful Experiences | Lena Lekkou #8 Changes Through Time What will change in their home through the years?
  39. 39. Same design principles, same user heuristics, the only difference is the final product / service / experience . Quote #1
  40. 40. “Everything is design. Everything!” Paul Rand Quote #2
  41. 41. “Design is not a thing you do. It’s a way of life” Alan Fletcher Quote #3
  42. 42. “Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious and adding the meaningful” John Maeda Quote #4
  43. 43. Building Meaningful Experiences | Lena Lekkou Design #Experiences That Mater a l l I m a g e s a r e f r o m h t t p s : / / u n s p l a s h . c o m / & G o o g l e S e a r c h f o r d e s i g n e r s ’ i m a g e s

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