Molly Wright Steenson on Loving and Hating Christopher Alexander

by MFA IXD May 3, 2009

At April’s Dot Dot Dot lecture, The Influencers, Molly Wright Steenson explores what makes Christopher Alexander difficult—interaction designers and architects have very different impressions of his work. Steenson, recently publishing an article on Alexander in Interactions Magazine, sets out to untangle his influences and interaction design and architecture’s love-hate relationship with him.

“I’m not sure where I stand to be honest. He is difficult, but his design systems still fascinate me. And that’s why I’m delving into these systems and their connections … to try to figure out my love-hate relationship with him, if not everyone else’s.”—Molly Wright Steenson

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