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Interactive Architecture - and the Role of the Designer (1984)

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Presented at Videotex '84 conference (Before we Called it the Web).

The existing descriptors are Transactional, Publishing and Visual Design. The new metaphor is "Interactive Architecture". The new model is the Information Community.

We now have "the emerging role of the Interactive Architect". This holistic view implies a new set of markets, skills, tools and techniques, including:

"Windowed" environments
Standard Symbology
Metadata Tagging

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BACKGROUND:

What Was Videotex?
http://www.jcvtcs.com/-experience/wayback-what-is-videotex.html

Browsing History
http://www.jcvtcs.com/-experience/wayback-browser-history.html

Visual Delight
http://www.jcvtcs.com/-experience/wayback-naplps-graphics.html

TCS is Born
http://www.jcvtcs.com/-experience/wayback-tcs-inc.html

Before the Web
http://www.jcvtcs.com/-experience/index-videotex.html
This is the Portfolio of my work as a usability designer in the emerging interactive arena from 1981-87.

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Interactive Architecture - and the Role of the Designer (1984)

  1. 1. Interactive Architecture Presented at Videotex '84 Conference (Before We Called it the Web). The existing descriptors are Transactional, Publishing and Visual Design. The new metaphor is "Interactive Architecture". The new model is the Information Community. We now have "the emerging role of the Interactive Architect". This holistic view implies a new set of markets, skills, tools and techniques, including: "Windowed" environments Standard Symbology Metadata Tagging Note: Produced on a dot matrix printer. Classic. Before We Called It the Web The early 80's saw the "first wave" of investment in consumer-oriented interactive online digital services, known at the time as "Videotex". Videotex was Graphical, Consumer-oriented, and Easy-to-use. Videotex was the Web It was still very early days: The PC had barely been invented, the mouse was non-existant, standards were haphazard, graphics were crude and communications bandwidth was laughable. Still, we got it to happen. Ultimately though, Videotex was an idea whose time hadn't quite come just yet. But it was a visionary model of things to come.

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