Behavior/Experience Readings W1

Readings Week 1 Design for Behavior & Experience "Chapter 7 Hurried Ethnography for the Harried Ethnographer" Ethnography: A way of Seeing. Wolcott, 2008. What is the minimum or maximum time needed to be spent in the field to claim ethnographic validity? The researcher's belief that enough time will produce guaranteed outcomes is at odd with …

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Grounded Theory for Qualitative Research

Glaser and Strauss (1967); Strauss and Corbin (1990); Glaser (1992) based on Dick, Bob (2005)  Grounded theory: a thumbnail sketch ... Grounded theory begins with a research situation, and observations regarding such a situation. Constant comparison is the heart of the process. Compare interview data with other interview data, then make theories, compare that theory to interview data, …

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Perspective Mapping: South Station

Tasked with returning to South Station, the following observations were made in light of an essay by urban media designer, Martijn de Waal (of The Mobile City) entitled The City as Interface: How New Media Are Changing the City. In the essay, de Waal specifies some public space as part of the "urban public sphere," namely any accessible …

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GLASSES \ data

Behavioral Risk Factors - Vision & Eye Health 2005-2013 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention "In 2013 and subsequently, one question in the core of BRFSS asks about vision: Are you blind or do you have serious difficulty seeing, even when wearing glasses? From 2005-2011 the BRFSS employed a ten question vision module regarding vision impairment, …

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Mapping Public Spaces: South Station Part 2

After two assignments considering the mapping of South Station, this capstone project is both a summary of research and critique of mapping methodology. The first visualization observes activity of patrons of South Station in the ticketing and food court atrium. Dots are placed on a plan view of the atrium to show different activity by location. …

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Mapping Public Space: South Station

ARTG 6330: Mapping Strategies joint studio with NU Architecture Assigment 1: Mapping Public Spaces at South Station For the first assignment, groups will need to identify a phenomena that structures space in South Station in downtown Boston, Massachusetts. Once the phenomena is identified, collect data to map the space and visual techniques to clarify the …

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The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces: Intro + Chapter 1

The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces William H. Whyte 1980 This video, made by Whyte, follows along with the accompanying book. Reflection: It is amazing to see how far we've come in the scientific process across all disciplines: design, psychology, architecture. In Whyte's Street Life Project, the research team lead by Whyte innovates (for …

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