Architecture and interaction design, via adaptation and hackability

Dan Hill
Dan Hill
May 23, 2006 · 17 min read
Ed. Over a decade later, I still look back at this 2006 piece, not least because many of the questions Dan Saffer asked me remain relevant, unresolved and intriguing. I’ve deployed some of the ideas sketched out here, such as the ‘Layers Strategy’, ‘Seamful Systems’ and the ‘Saarinen Principle’, numerous times since, and they continue to be foundation principles of my work — particularly as my work became more directly engaged with architecture and the built environment. Back in 2006, my interest in that world was…