AKKA founder Stephanie Akkaoui Hughes presents AKKA’s vision: Architecting Interaction at the International Interaction Design Conference (IxDA) today in Amsterdam.
A novel kind of “un-organization”, the IxDA believes that the human condition is increasingly challenged by poor experiences. Therefore, it intends to improve the human condition by advancing the discipline of Interaction Design.
Expanding the notion of interaction beyond the digital realm, Stephanie shares how we at AKKA, design spaces that foster interactions and the value this creates for people’s experiences. Space, a sort of physical interface, stimulates analog as well as digital interactions.
“As an architect, Stephanie says, space is my interface. Whatever your interface may be, I believe it is only a tool and only relevant in light of the interactions it can stimulate and the enhanced users’ experiences it can offer”. Since we believe we cannot design interaction itself, but rather the context for interactions, the question is: how can we create the spaces in which interactions will emerge? The key is in designing a context that embodies the three qualities of a human context.