Physical and Digital Shearing Layers

What can architecture teach us about digital design?

Carnegie Mellon University
Interaction Design Seminar, Professor Molly Wright Steenson
Fall 2019

Allen Hall: Thackeray Avenue and O’Hara Street in Oakland
Stewart Brand’s Shearing Layers of Change
Allen Hall’s Layers
Signs honoring distinguished scientific past — Image 1: 1913 founders and commercial producers of Radium / Image 2: discoverer of Radium
New technology embedded inside and outside the building
Lab space & classroom space existing together
Legacy Google Search on Web (1998) / Google Chrome on Mobile (2019)
The Google Chrome App’s Layers

Interaction Designer | Carnegie Mellon University, School of Design | MDes ’21