Many designers use Internet surveys to collect important programming (and other) data.
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Using multiple types of visual tools in a school design project is a good idea, according to Woolner and her research team.
In this open source article, Sailer and her colleagues introduce readers to important tenets of space syntax by investigating the influence of several office design interventions on organizational behavior.
This article by Purciel and her colleagues is noteworthy because the researchers have used geographic information systems (GIS) data to corroborate information collected independently using traditional observation methods.
Full-scale simulations of health care environments being designed are relatively common but simulations are applicable, and useful, for the design of many other spaces – even though they can be costly and time-consuming to produce.
Designers often want to ask people questions on surveys that may be difficult to answer honestly – not because survey-takers don’t know the answer to the questions, but because they feel there will be negative repercussions to answering them honestly.
How would you assess whether universal design principles were incorporated in a building?
Architect Magazine reports on the recent GeoDesign Summit and introduces the important concepts needed to integrate geographic information systems (GIS) and architecture.
Tomico and his colleagues introduce the design public to the repertory grid research technique in this peer-reviewed, free access article.
Steve Garner studied the difference in sketching use for two sets of design teams, one in the same room with regular graphic media, and one paired by voice and electronic drawing tablet.