IJSRP, Volume 2, Issue 12, December 2012 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Gautham Varma, Karteek Guturu
Researches and designs of the information age are channelizing towards User-Experience design (UXD or UED), which has been developed in such a way as to give the impression that the design is unique to the user. Though it has successfully achieved its intent in certain design circles, questions arise in the field of architecture, concerning the relationship between the architect and the end-user recipient.
The society recognizes ‘architects’ as the absolute masters of space determination, design, building planning and construction supervision. The architect is imposed of certain authority and responsibility considering that he is a trained professional in space formation. Despite achieving the feeling of belonging to the user, many individuals will still make adjustments to the architect’s design. How is the space formation being incomplete here? Is it because many users end up accepting, unconditionally, the architect’s creativity and adapt themselves to their four walls or do they complete, themselves, the nuances of functionality and space formation?
This paper analyses the gap between the architect and the end-user as well as between the architect and his creation; to find out a better concept in which the user is given a higher power in designing than being a mere client.