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tecture
archi
tecture
SI658 Winter 2015
1. (a / A) rchitecture
2. Hats + Information Anxiety
3. Group Time

Peter Merholz, product design lead at Jawbone
http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/mpc2010004005/PP/
THE CLASSIC, PERVASIVE SEDUCTION TO DESIGNERS HAS BEEN TO FIND A SOLUTION
INSTEAD OF THE TRUTH
1971
Julie Zhuow, designer at Facebook
architecture 

frames problems.
design 

solves ‘em!
SELF
things
WORLD
SELF
things
WORLD
19th C
1973
PROBLEM
TRUTH
MERE BUILDING
WORK OF
ARCHITECTURE
The reason to work with an architect
is to make places, not just build spaces."
Places where structure is meaningful
to ensure good fit between what you intend 
and how people 
experience it..
FIRMNESS
STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY
COMMODITY
COMMERCIAL VIABILITY
DELIGHT
AESTHETIC CHARACTER
When circumstances defy order, order should bend or
break: anomalies and uncertainties give validity to
architecture. Mean...
ARCHITECTING IS
ABOUT WHAT
THINGS MEAN
1960
DESIGNING IS 

ABOUT THE HOW
THINGS WORK
1960
Design development of 

Intellichoice Complete Car Buying Guide

by Nathan Shedroff and Michael Everett,
for RSW at The Un...
1997
THE EXISTENTIAL PURPOSE OF
ARCHITECTURE IS TO MAKE A SITE
BECOME A PLACE, 

THAT IS, TO UNCOVER MEANINGS
POTENTIALLY PRESE...
1997
2015
ORDERLY
≠
ORDER
1931
ARCHITECTURE
IS A WAY 

of RECONCILING
THINGS 

and MEANINGS
1084
ARCHITECTURE
IS A WAY 

of RECONCILING
THINGS 

and NOTHINGS
1960
1960
ARCHITECTURE
IS RHETORIC
FOR SPACES
Andy Fitzgerald
Semantic Arguments:

Sensemaking
Semantic Arguments:

Sensemaking
Semantic Arguments:

Sensemaking
Bates, Marcia J. “The Design of Browsing and Berrypicking Techniques for the
Online Search Interface.” Online Information ...
A place is a space which has a distinct
character. The place represents architecture’s
share in truth. Christian Norberg-S...
Caliban illustration by Sir John Gilbert
Architecture is
the thoughtful
making of space
and place
- Richard Saul Wurman enhancing Lou Kahn
- Paul Dannels, WIAD 2014
2. Hats +

Information

Anxiety



3. Group 

Breakouts



Visual Explanation
Room Assignments
Group 1: 2185NQ
Group 2: 1243NQ
Group 3: 1286NQ
Group 4: Lecture Room
SI658 Class 5 - Architecture - Winter 2015
SI658 Class 5 - Architecture - Winter 2015
SI658 Class 5 - Architecture - Winter 2015
SI658 Class 5 - Architecture - Winter 2015
SI658 Class 5 - Architecture - Winter 2015
SI658 Class 5 - Architecture - Winter 2015
SI658 Class 5 - Architecture - Winter 2015
SI658 Class 5 - Architecture - Winter 2015
SI658 Class 5 - Architecture - Winter 2015
SI658 Class 5 - Architecture - Winter 2015
SI658 Class 5 - Architecture - Winter 2015
SI658 Class 5 - Architecture - Winter 2015
SI658 Class 5 - Architecture - Winter 2015
SI658 Class 5 - Architecture - Winter 2015
SI658 Class 5 - Architecture - Winter 2015
SI658 Class 5 - Architecture - Winter 2015
SI658 Class 5 - Architecture - Winter 2015
SI658 Class 5 - Architecture - Winter 2015
SI658 Class 5 - Architecture - Winter 2015
SI658 Class 5 - Architecture - Winter 2015
SI658 Class 5 - Architecture - Winter 2015
SI658 Class 5 - Architecture - Winter 2015
SI658 Class 5 - Architecture - Winter 2015
SI658 Class 5 - Architecture - Winter 2015
SI658 Class 5 - Architecture - Winter 2015
SI658 Class 5 - Architecture - Winter 2015
SI658 Class 5 - Architecture - Winter 2015
SI658 Class 5 - Architecture - Winter 2015
SI658 Class 5 - Architecture - Winter 2015
SI658 Class 5 - Architecture - Winter 2015
SI658 Class 5 - Architecture - Winter 2015
SI658 Class 5 - Architecture - Winter 2015
SI658 Class 5 - Architecture - Winter 2015
SI658 Class 5 - Architecture - Winter 2015
SI658 Class 5 - Architecture - Winter 2015
SI658 Class 5 - Architecture - Winter 2015
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SI658 Class 5 - Architecture - Winter 2015

  1. 1. tecture archi tecture SI658 Winter 2015
  2. 2. 1. (a / A) rchitecture 2. Hats + Information Anxiety 3. Group Time

  3. 3. Peter Merholz, product design lead at Jawbone
  4. 4. http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/mpc2010004005/PP/
  5. 5. THE CLASSIC, PERVASIVE SEDUCTION TO DESIGNERS HAS BEEN TO FIND A SOLUTION INSTEAD OF THE TRUTH 1971
  6. 6. Julie Zhuow, designer at Facebook
  7. 7. architecture 
 frames problems. design 
 solves ‘em!
  8. 8. SELF things WORLD
  9. 9. SELF things WORLD
  10. 10. 19th C
  11. 11. 1973 PROBLEM TRUTH
  12. 12. MERE BUILDING WORK OF ARCHITECTURE
  13. 13. The reason to work with an architect is to make places, not just build spaces."
  14. 14. Places where structure is meaningful to ensure good fit between what you intend and how people experience it..
  15. 15. FIRMNESS STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY COMMODITY COMMERCIAL VIABILITY DELIGHT AESTHETIC CHARACTER
  16. 16. When circumstances defy order, order should bend or break: anomalies and uncertainties give validity to architecture. Meaning can be enhanced by breaking the order; the exception points up to the rule. Venturi & Scott Brown 1991
  17. 17. ARCHITECTING IS ABOUT WHAT THINGS MEAN
  18. 18. 1960
  19. 19. DESIGNING IS 
 ABOUT THE HOW THINGS WORK
  20. 20. 1960
  21. 21. Design development of 
 Intellichoice Complete Car Buying Guide
 by Nathan Shedroff and Michael Everett, for RSW at The Understanding Business 1987
  22. 22. 1997
  23. 23. THE EXISTENTIAL PURPOSE OF ARCHITECTURE IS TO MAKE A SITE BECOME A PLACE, 
 THAT IS, TO UNCOVER MEANINGS POTENTIALLY PRESENT IN THE GIVEN ENVIRONMENT
  24. 24. 1997
  25. 25. 2015
  26. 26. ORDERLY ≠ ORDER
  27. 27. 1931 ARCHITECTURE IS A WAY 
 of RECONCILING THINGS 
 and MEANINGS
  28. 28. 1084 ARCHITECTURE IS A WAY 
 of RECONCILING THINGS 
 and NOTHINGS
  29. 29. 1960
  30. 30. 1960
  31. 31. ARCHITECTURE IS RHETORIC FOR SPACES Andy Fitzgerald
  32. 32. Semantic Arguments:
 Sensemaking
  33. 33. Semantic Arguments:
 Sensemaking
  34. 34. Semantic Arguments:
 Sensemaking
  35. 35. Bates, Marcia J. “The Design of Browsing and Berrypicking Techniques for the Online Search Interface.” Online Information Review, 1989. - See more at: http://www.uxmatters.com/mt/archives/2014/03/information-wayfinding-part-3- designing-for-wayfinding-1.php#sthash.FgziYjTZ.dpuf Spatial Arguments:
 Sensemaking
  36. 36. A place is a space which has a distinct character. The place represents architecture’s share in truth. Christian Norberg-Schulz (1979)
  37. 37. Caliban illustration by Sir John Gilbert
  38. 38. Architecture is the thoughtful making of space and place - Richard Saul Wurman enhancing Lou Kahn
  39. 39. - Paul Dannels, WIAD 2014
  40. 40. 2. Hats +
 Information
 Anxiety
 

  41. 41. 3. Group 
 Breakouts
 
 Visual Explanation
  42. 42. Room Assignments Group 1: 2185NQ Group 2: 1243NQ Group 3: 1286NQ Group 4: Lecture Room

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