In the world of Grand Designs, architectural temples to sport, culture and governance and the rise of the ‘self help soundbite’, this book from Princeton Architectural Press provides a timely insight in the thinking and approach of world renowned architects.
There is a certain emotional attachment to great architecture, which should be applied to digital experiences. The way that a space makes you feel, the delight when something just is ‘right’ and in keeping with the patterns and the world around it. There is a lot that is already transfered across all creative disciplines, but thinking of a digital experience as a piece of architecture that is interacted with and enjoyed on a daily basis may focus more digital offerings on the customers needs and emotional side.
Some of the stand out quotes are below:
For me, every day is a new thing. I approach each project with a new insecurity, almost like the first project I ever did, and I get the sweats, I go in and start working, I’m not sure where I’m going — if I knew where I was going, I wouldn’t do it.
I learn more from creative people in other disciplines than I do even from other architects because I think they have a way of looking at the world that is really important.
I prefer drawing to talking. Drawing is faster and leaves less room for lies.
It’s not a sign of creativity to have sixty-five ideas for one problem. It’s just a waste of energy.
Inspiration and references/link from brainpickings