Stephanie A. Hughes is part of a new generation of architects that operate beyond the “nowadays-restrained realm of architecture”, and believes that the most sustainable innovation will happen at the intersection of different fields. In her new book, Hughes investigates how contexts can be designed to foster human interactions; specifically the interactions needed in workplaces such as collaboration, learning, creativity and innovation.
After reflecting on the fragmented state of the world today and explaining why she believes that innovation is a necessity, Stephanie dives into the comprehensive dynamics of innovation and reveals that the roots of innovation are to be found in interactions. “We cannot design interactions”, Stephanie says, “instead we need to design the contexts for interactions”. And indeed, Stephanie shares the step by step process that explains how you can create your contexts to foster interactions and stimulate innovation.