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User Interface Design

A collection of articles about user interface design.

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User Interface Design

How Communication Gestures Can Make Buildings Smarter

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Maria Lorena Lehman

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Founder — Sensing Architecture ® Academy

The two: building and occupants, have an unparalleled relationship where each adapts to the other over time and in different ways — and as new technologies, and in particular gesture technology, makes its way into the forefront, I think that buildings will be able to communicate with occupants through more natural, nonverbal and real-time cues.

User Interface Design

A Headset Brain Computer Can Help Your Occupant Control Their Environment by Reading Their Thoughts (Video)

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Maria Lorena Lehman

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Founder — Sensing Architecture ® Academy

An exciting new brain computer interface technology has been demonstrated as a new way for users to interface with their machines. And I think such technology can serve as a liaison between occupants and their buildings.

User Interface Design

Architectural Design Usability For Everyone

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Maria Lorena Lehman

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Founder — Sensing Architecture ® Academy

As an architect, is important for you to understand your occupants as more than just an “occupant load”, and really begin to understand the demographics of who will be using your building and why — and most importantly what do they want to achieve when within it.

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Innovative Ideas via User Interface Design

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Maria Lorena Lehman

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Founder — Sensing Architecture ® Academy

As architectural technology and emerging architectural tools provide us with new and improved ways to design, you should be questioning what buildings do and how they do it.

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Maria Lorena Lehman is a visionary author, designer, and educator from the United States. Maria holds a Bachelor of Architecture with Honors from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and a Master in Design with Distinction from Harvard University Graduate School of Design.

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Architectural Design

The Gap between Your Creative Vision and Design Tools

As architects, often there is a gap between the vision for a building design and the existence of materials available with which it can be built. Yet, the gap between creative vision and creative tools is also just as important --- but in a different way.

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Fusing Science with Poetics for “Design Beauty” Innovation

As you design your architectural concept, it may help you to think of design features and their materials as exuding both scientific and poetics effects. For the scientific, one may question how a particular design was achieved. While for the poetic, one may question how a particular effect was captured. In either case, the scientific understanding when coupled with poetic meaning leads can lead to amazing beauty.

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The Role of "Unbuildable Ideas" In Your Design Process

What if while designing, your creative exploration takes you down a path toward an architectural idea that is "unbuildable"? Once you make the realization that your design approach cannot be physically realized…what do you do next?