AIASF COTE Book Talk: Experiential Design Strategies<< All Events
AIASF COTE Book Talk: Experiential Design Strategies
RSVP Required | Free
This is a virtual program and Zoom link will be sent to all registrants.
Experiential Design Schemas (ORO Editions), by Mark DeKay and Gail Brager, is a book full of actionable strategies for architects who seek to design for experience and nature connection. The authors' schema-based design guidance enables architects to choreograph positive experiences of dynamic environmental conditions that connect people to nature’s rhythms, countering the fallacy of neutrality and embracing the richness of variability. They propose to bring people to the center of design intentions, in support of enhancing occupant well-being and supporting environmental stewardship.
The authors will introduce the audience to the Experiential Design Schemas and respond to questions from reviewer Bob Harris (and the audience). The schemas represent a fundamental shift in thinking, from uniform space-based conditioning to a more localized people-based approach, where subtle variations alleviate experiential monotony and bring inhabitants’ feeling responses back to the center of design intentions, all in support of simultaneously minimizing energy use, enhancing occupant well-being and supporting environmental stewardship.
In collaboration with AIASF Committee on the Environment (COTE).
This virtual program is made possible with the support of ORO Editions.
Learning Objectives (1 LU Pending)
1 - Understand the theory and science of architectural experience, along with how concepts of circadian variability, alliesthesia and adaptive opportunity affect the body-mind response;
2 - Encounter a refined and nuanced language to communicate sensory design intentions to your project team and client, so you can better promote how a rich, multisensory experience of the indoor environment is an essential part of creating an experiential aesthetic;
3 - Gain technical evidence-based knowledge about human affective response and how it can directly support design decisions to enhance occupant well-being;
4 - Make more informed decisions about how designs will affect the health and well-being of its inhabitants.