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ARCHITECTS
EVERYWHERE
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Fit: An Architect’s Manifesto
Robert Geddes
Princeton University Press, 2012
Johnson Wax Headquarters (1936) Slack (2013)
Image: https://www.loc.gov/item/2011633764/
Architecting
Architecting as
structuring
Image: http://lilyglover.blogspot.com/2009/10/hatchery-bubble-diagram.html
Information Architects
Richard Saul Wurman
Graphis, 1997
Information Architects
Richard Saul Wurman
Graphis, 1997
2) a person who creates
the structure or map of
information which...
Information Architecture for
the World Wide Web
Louis Rosenfeld & Peter Morville
O’Reilly, 1997
Image: https://www.flickr.com/photos/fablov/16201924340
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Structure & Order
MY

“HOME”

TIMELINE
ABOUT ME
WHO TO

FOLLOW
TRENDS
NAVIGATION
Coherence over consistency
NAVIGATION
Architecting as
placemaking
We shape our buildings,
thereafter they shape us.
Creating context with language
SIGN IN…

BANKING…

CREDIT CARDS…

LOANS…

INVESTMENTS…
#
Architecting as
embodiment of
strategy
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Mutability Aesthetics
Context
Technology
Business

goals
Budget
Deadlines
Usability
User goals
Aesthetics
Structure
Stakeholders
Builders
Models
Context
Technology
Business

goals
Budget
Deadlines
Usability
User goals
Aesthetics
Structure
“Conceptual integrity is central
to product quality. Having a
system architect is the most
important step toward
conceptua...
Notes on the Synthesis of Form
Christopher Alexander
Harvard University Press, 1964
“Good fit”
PLACEMAKING
STRUCTURING
EMBODYING STRATEGY
in service to…
in service to…
Architects Everywhere
Architects Everywhere
Architects Everywhere
Architects Everywhere
Architects Everywhere
Architects Everywhere
Architects Everywhere
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Architects Everywhere

  1. 1. ARCHITECTS EVERYWHERE
  2. 2. Image: https://www.flickr.com/photos/eklektikos/2541408630
  3. 3. Fit: An Architect’s Manifesto Robert Geddes Princeton University Press, 2012
  4. 4. Johnson Wax Headquarters (1936) Slack (2013) Image: https://www.loc.gov/item/2011633764/
  5. 5. Architecting
  6. 6. Architecting as structuring
  7. 7. Image: http://lilyglover.blogspot.com/2009/10/hatchery-bubble-diagram.html
  8. 8. Information Architects Richard Saul Wurman Graphis, 1997
  9. 9. Information Architects Richard Saul Wurman Graphis, 1997 2) a person who creates the structure or map of information which allows others to find their way to knowledge.
  10. 10. Information Architecture for the World Wide Web Louis Rosenfeld & Peter Morville O’Reilly, 1997
  11. 11. Image: https://www.flickr.com/photos/fablov/16201924340
  12. 12. Image: https://www.flickr.com/photos/infanticida/6204214446
  13. 13. Structure & Order MY “HOME” TIMELINE ABOUT ME WHO TO
 FOLLOW TRENDS NAVIGATION
  14. 14. Coherence over consistency NAVIGATION
  15. 15. Architecting as placemaking
  16. 16. We shape our buildings, thereafter they shape us.
  17. 17. Creating context with language SIGN IN… BANKING… CREDIT CARDS… LOANS… INVESTMENTS…
  18. 18. #
  19. 19. Architecting as embodiment of strategy
  20. 20. Image: https://www.flickr.com/photos/garytrinity/15648510299
  21. 21. Image: https://www.flickr.com/photos/tiagoafpereira/4318136539
  22. 22. Mutability Aesthetics
  23. 23. Context Technology Business
 goals Budget Deadlines Usability User goals Aesthetics Structure
  24. 24. Stakeholders Builders Models Context Technology Business
 goals Budget Deadlines Usability User goals Aesthetics Structure
  25. 25. “Conceptual integrity is central to product quality. Having a system architect is the most important step toward conceptual integrity.” — Fred Brooks Context Technology Business
 goals Budget Deadlines Usability User goals Aesthetics Structure
  26. 26. Notes on the Synthesis of Form Christopher Alexander Harvard University Press, 1964 “Good fit”
  27. 27. PLACEMAKING STRUCTURING EMBODYING STRATEGY in service to… in service to…

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