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An essential introduction to applying research for busyarchitects and designers The competitive design market and the need to create enduringvalue place high demands on architects and designers to expandtheir knowledge base to be able to digest and utilize multiplesources of information. Expected by their clients to be well versedon all aspects of a project, time-constrained architects anddesigners need quick responses in the face of daily challenges. Asa result, these professionals must--more than ever--relyon, and apply, readily accessible information culled from soundresearch to gain a…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
An essential introduction to applying research for busyarchitects and designers The competitive design market and the need to create enduringvalue place high demands on architects and designers to expandtheir knowledge base to be able to digest and utilize multiplesources of information. Expected by their clients to be well versedon all aspects of a project, time-constrained architects anddesigners need quick responses in the face of daily challenges. Asa result, these professionals must--more than ever--relyon, and apply, readily accessible information culled from soundresearch to gain a competitive advantage. The Designer's Guide to Doing Research serves as an introductoryguide on the general concepts and processes that define "good"research. Organized logically with the practical tools necessary toobtain research for all facets of the designer's workflow, thisbook offers: * Material written in an accessible format specifically forpractitioners * Reliable content by experienced authors--a notedenvironmental psychologist and an interior design educator who isalso a practitioner and writer * Tools for planning, executing, and utilizing research presentedin an easy-to-follow format along with case studies, sources, andapplications Written for all practices and people concerned with the builtenvironment, from architects and interior designers to facilitymanagers, landscape architects, and urban planners, this bookserves as an invaluable starting point for gathering andimplementing research effectively.

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  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: John Wiley & Sons
  • Seitenzahl: 336
  • Erscheinungstermin: 29.11.2011
  • Englisch
  • ISBN-13: 9781118103784
  • Artikelnr.: 38240458
Autorenporträt
Sally Augustin, PhD, is a practicing environmental psychologist,a principal at Design with Science, and the editor of ResearchDesign Connections. She is regularly invited to speak at schools,research institutions, conferences, and on National Public Radio.Sally is the author of Place Advantage: Applied Psychology forInterior Architecture (Wiley). Learn more about using environmentalpsychology at Sally's websites, www.placecoach.com (for residentialapplications), www.designwithscience.com (for commercialapplications), and www.researchdesignconnections.com. Cindy Coleman is a design strategist with Gensler and the editorof the Interior Design Handbook of Professional Practice (publishedby Interior Design magazine and McGraw-Hill). She is an assistantprofessor in the Architecture, Interior Architecture, and DesignedObjects Department at The School of the Art Institute of Chicagoand a contributing editor to both Interior Design magazine and theChicago chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIAChicago) journal, Chicago Architect.
Inhaltsangabe
Foreword: The Necessity for Research vii Acknowledgments ix Introduction: Before You Do Design Research xi Research versus Insight xiii The Research/Design Relationship xiv Why This Book? xv Why Research? xvii Design as Research xviii Knowing xxii Thinking and Knowing xxvi A Scientific Method xxix Asking the Right Questions xxx Chapter 1 Design Research and Its Influence on the Practice of Design 1 Generalizing Design Thinking 1 Design Research as a Means for Attraction and Retention 3 Design Research as a Means for Social Reform 3 Design Research as a Response to the Need for Design Speed 3 Design Research to Build a Sustainable Knowledge Base 4 Design Research to Gain Understanding of Cultural Distinctions 5 Design Research as a Source of Value 6 Core Concepts 6 Endnotes 7 A Story of Practice: Making the Implicit Explicit 8 Chapter 2 Researching: Context, Process, General Concepts 19 Economic Context of Design and Research 19 Design Process 22 Research Process 23 "Good" Research 25 Owning the Information 29 Planning and Organizing a Project
Specific Comprehensive Research Plan 30 Overview of Types of Research 32 Differences in Types of Research: Applied or Theoretical 33 Comparing Research Tools 34 Merits of Using Several Different Research Tools to Answer Any Research Question 40 Core Concepts 40 Endnotes 42 Chapter 3 What to Learn 43 Informing Design
Related Change 43 Design
Project
Based Information Gathering 46 Social
Science
Based Information Needs 51 Core Concepts 77 Endnotes 78 Chapter 4 The Goals of Project Initiation 81 Research for Competitive Advantage 81 Secondary Information 84 Peer
Reviewed Studies 87 Literature Reviews 88 Within
Firm Archival Research 100 Experience Sampling Method 100 Design Charettes 109 Endnotes 113 A Story of Practice: A Research
Based Marketing Strategy 114 Chapter 5 The Goals of Investigation 125 Research as a Process of Discovering a Client's Needs 125 Interviews 127 Cognitive Mapping 142 Repertory Grid 144 Annotated Plans 147 Content Analysis
Verbal Material 148 Content Analysis
Visual 152 Surveys 156 Public Parks Survey 173 Endnotes 176 A Story of Practice: It Starts with Programming 177 Chapter 6 The Goals of Integration in Schematic Design 189 How Research Informs the Schematic Design Process 189 Research Shapes Refining the Design Strategy 191 Geographic Information Systems (GIS) 193 Behavior Mapping 196 Observation 199 Space Syntax 217 Social Network Analysis 218 Discussion Groups 218 Space Simulation 228 Experiments 232 A Story of Practice: Schematic Design 236 A Story of Practice: Design Development 244 Endnotes 266 Chapter 7 The Goals of Implementation 255 How Research Informs the Post
Occupancy Evaluation (POE) 255 Post
Occupancy Evaluations 257 Case Studies 262 A Story of Practice: Post
Occupancy Evaluation 267 Endnotes 290 Chapter 8 How to Maintain and Access Research Findings 283 Raw Resources 285 Organizational System 287 Additional Considerations 288 Core Concepts 289 Endnote 292 Conclusion: Doing Design Research 291 Additional Sources of Information for Design Researchers 293 Index 295