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1980s Workplace Computer Precautions

Applying Architecture to Product Design: Lesson 1 - Circulation

One of the greatest lessons I learned in architecture school is the importance of circulation systems in the design of buildings.

Think about some of your favorite buildings. In order to move between floors, you need stairs, elevators and ramps. To move between rooms on floors, you need hallways and corridors. The methods of circulation are key functional elements in all buildings. When I moved from architecture to product design, I immediately realized the concept of circulation was very much applicable to the design of software applications.

To see what I mean, look at the following diagram I created to show how how moving between floors in a building is similar to moving between screens in a mobile app. The purpose of stairs in the building is the same as it is for the tabs in the app. In both cases, it’s the primary method of helping people move between core spaces.

..how I think this whole wearable tech fad will play out for me.

nevver:

Not available on the App Store

Love this idea.

Not all experiences are through an app and there really isn’t an app for everything.

The results reveal some fascinating patterns in city structure. For a start, every city undergoes a kind of respiration in which people converge into the center and then withdraw on a daily basis, almost like breathing. And this happens in all cities.

This “suggests the existence of a single ‘urban rhythm’ common to all cities,” says Louail and co.

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