Readings Beh/Exp W6

Readings Week 6 Design for Behavior & Experience Patrick J. O’Donnel Verbeek, Peter-Paul. "COVER STORY Beyond interaction: a short introduction to mediation theory." interactions 22.3 (2015): 26-31. Takeaways There are three approaches (or philosophies) to considering the human-technology duality: technology as extension, technology as dialectic, technology as hybridization. Don Ihde categorizes human-technology relationships as embodiment, …

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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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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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3 Trips Assignment: Ideas + Sketches

For the 3 Trips Assignment, we must design a map/diagram which documents the route of three trips: (1) from our local living space to Northeastern, (2) from our childhood home to our local living space, and (3) from Boston to an overseas destination. Each of these trips must be shown simultaneously (one document or pamphlet) …

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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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