Revealing the potential of human-centered design in architecture
AdvisorHaznedaroğlu, Aysu Berk
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The increase of everyday usage of technology has urged consideration of human factors in the human-computer interaction. This thesis focuses on the transformation of design going beyond the human being a factor to the human starting to be the actor by creating new interactions and environments in the human-computer interaction and architecture. Thus, architectural design processes have become a subject to a radical paradigm shift by technologies and digital way of design thinking. This thesis explores the human actor in the user experience design process by implementing the ten usability heuristics of interaction design in the architectural design process. Recently, the use of user data and creating a design thinking from a compiled data in an interactive environment have become the main topic of user experience design. However, Cybernetics laid the foundations of user experience design with a systematic design process in architecture by proposing a data-based understanding. To consider architecture as a system of which the user is introduced as an active matter, ten usability heuristics, utilized in user experience design will be discussed and explored in the case of architecture. Some of the ten usability heuristics principles will be depicted in order to offer possible opportunities of human actor in architectural design.
Architectural design process
User experience design