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Why a Career in UX Design is Perfect for Dissatisfied Architects. Why a Career in UX Design is Perfect for Dissatisfied Architects This article by Gavin Johns was originally published on Medium as "Architects, stop everything and pursue a career in UX.

Why a Career in UX Design is Perfect for Dissatisfied Architects

" As an architect turned user experience (UX) designer I have many strong opinions about both my former and my current profession. But in short, I am now enjoying greener pastures, getting the fulfillment I expected while studying architecture but the profession didn’t provide. Many like-minded architects ask me when and why I decided to transition into software. 25 Free Architecture Books You Can Read Online. 25 Free Architecture Books You Can Read Online If you don't have access to an architecture library (and even if you do), sifting through shelves can take hours.

25 Free Architecture Books You Can Read Online

Buying books can be even more painful — for your wallet, at least. Instead, why not browse this list of 25 books that are all free and easily accessible online? 10 Apps that every Architect must have in 2015- Arch2O.com. In the last years, smartphones has became one of the most useful and essential tools people use to organize their activities.

10 Apps that every Architect must have in 2015- Arch2O.com

Companies have developed a lot of apps to help people to do activities of many disciplines, and architecture could not be ignored. With the boom in the application designing industry and the competition amongst them, the quality has improved over the past couple of years. There are a lot of apps for architects, and we will review the top ten applications you must have. Here is a list of the best 10 apps that every architect must have. Norman Foster’s Advice for the Young: “Find Something You Believe In” 10 places to watch Architecture/Design Lectures Online. Watch Architecture/Design Lectures Online Searching online for inspirational lectures in one place is impossible.

10 places to watch Architecture/Design Lectures Online

It is extremely hard to locate a good source website which has a series of lectures from renowned architects, designers, thinkers, scientists or philosophers. Hours are wasted just filtering through the search results. The Architecture of Naïvety: How 3 Young Designers Founded a Firm at 25 Years Old. A young practice currently based in Porto, Portugal, fala atelier is composed of six people.

The Architecture of Naïvety: How 3 Young Designers Founded a Firm at 25 Years Old

It was founded in 2013 by three architects: Filipe Magalhães, Ana Luisa Soares and Ahmed Belkhodja. Filipe and Ana Luisa both studied architecture in Porto before going to the Fakulteta za Arhitekturo in Ljubljana and Tokyo University, respectively. Ahmed Belkhodja, who was born in Lausanne, studied at ETH Zurich as well as Lausanne, Gothenburg and Singapore. Starting Your Own Practice: The Challenges and Rewards, According to ArchDaily Readers. Starting Your Own Practice: The Challenges and Rewards, According to ArchDaily Readers Architecture is in some ways a paradoxical profession.

Starting Your Own Practice: The Challenges and Rewards, According to ArchDaily Readers

On one hand, it projects a popular image of the lone, creative genius, taking control over all aspects of a building project and forming them to their creative ideals. But in reality, most projects take a huge team of people, all working together to produce a building which usually represents the creative input of not only many different people, but many professions too. 6 Tips on Creating the Perfect Two-Page Portfolio to Win a Job Interview. 6 Tips on Creating the Perfect Two-Page Portfolio to Win a Job Interview.

6 Tips on Creating the Perfect Two-Page Portfolio to Win a Job Interview

Young Architect Guide: How to Convince Your Audience With a Powerful Project Narrative. Whether written or verbal, the way architecture projects are described to an audience often comes together as an afterthought relative to the rest of the effort put into them.

Young Architect Guide: How to Convince Your Audience With a Powerful Project Narrative

Particularly in an educational setting, where every minute leading up to a review tends to be maximized with work on graphic materials, it can’t be stressed enough that a significant amount of time should be dedicated to designing a project’s presentation narrative. A lack of investment in this area risks an unclear or ineffective communication of the project to its audience, nearly invalidating all the graphic work put into it.

The Top 12 Architecture Channels on Youtube. The Top 12 Architecture Channels on Youtube There’s so much to learn about architecture, yet so little time.

The Top 12 Architecture Channels on Youtube

The smart architect knows to have a variety of sources for their architectural knowledge, and that's why we’ve put together a shortlist of our Top 12 Architecture Channels on Youtube, and picked some of their best videos for you to see. Read more to find out the best architecture videos, from sketching and rendering tutorials to architecture documentaries. S Ultimate List of Advice for Incoming Architecture Students. Surviving Architecture School. Despite what you might hear, architecture school is terrific.

Surviving Architecture School

I know that it isn’t easy and I can still remember moments of crippling panic as I looked around the studio during my presentation. Fast forward 20+ years and things have changed … I may have an easy time standing up in front of a lot of people and talking now but that wasn’t always the case. The idea of wiping my entire body with antiperspirants didn’t seem out of the question. Common sense would have you believe that the more you do something, the more familiar and comfortable it becomes – now it seems like I don’t know how to stop talking. These Are The 21 Architects You Will Meet in the Office. These Are The 21 Architects You Will Meet in the Office Architecture is a broad field of practice, an industry where individual personalities are embraced as intrinsically part of the job. These Designers Are Remaking the Portfolio Into a Client Magnet Secret Weapon. For established firms, freelance professionals, and students just starting out, today’s portfolio needs to be more than just the simple presentation of past work.

The portfolio has to be a representation of aesthetic, vision, and personality — it has to tell the story of who this person is and all of what they can accomplish. “Creating a great portfolio today requires a very different approach than previous times,” says Gregory Walker, principle at Houser Walker Architecture firm of Atlanta. “We’re always looking to communicate the stories of how a design solution emerged over time,” he says, “how the final solution communicates the designer’s intent and also the client’s needs.” Add To Collection Save this image to a collection.

"The Archipreneur Concept": A Business Book That Brings Architecture Practice into the 21st Century. "The Archipreneur Concept": A Business Book That Brings Architecture Practice into the 21st Century This review of "The Archipreneur Concept" by Tobias Maescher was originally published on Archsmarter as "The Archipreneur Concept: A Review. " When I started my business almost four years ago, I read every business book I could get my hands on.

Apart from a paper route in grade school, I didn’t have a business background. 22 Websites You Didn't Know Were Useful to Architects. Being an architect is hard. These Are the Best-Designed, Most Useful Architecture Firm Websites. 10 Gifts To Surprise Your Architect Boyfriend ! 10 Parametric Plugins Every Architect Should Know ! As we enter a new emerging era in the field of contemporary architecture and design, there is a tremendous demand for highly customizable convoluted geometry playing vital roles in the overall form, shape and size of the buildings.

The direct outcome of such an increasingly persistent requirement for “modern” & “futuristic” forms, has paved the way for innovative new techniques and tools for today’s architect – Computer Aided Design (CAD). It deals with the use of computing devices to abet +one’s odds of better perceiving and visualizing a design. It is generally used to create, analyze, modify and finally present the design, due to the accuracy and quality, it is capable of consistently administering. Parametric design on the other hand refers to the use of parameters such as constraints, the relationships between geometric entities, dimensions, the shape and size of the entities, etc.

Young Architect Guide: 18 Tricks for Getting Mentally Clear. Michael Riscica is a licensed architect from Portland, Oregon, who has been advancing the profession with his blog YoungArchitect.com.