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Ethnography for designers

By: Cranz, Galen.
Publisher: London Routledge 2016Description: xvi, 269p.ISBN: 9781138121096.Subject(s): Architects and community | Architecture and anthropologyDDC classification: 720.47 | C85e Summary: Ethnography for Designers teaches architects and designers how to listen actively to the knowledge people have about their own culture. This approach gives structure to values and qualities. It does this by noting the terms and underlying structure of thought people use to describe aspects of their culture. By responding to underlying cognitive patterns, the architect can both respond to the user and interpret creatively. Thus, ethno-semantic methods can help designers to enhance their professional responsibility to users and, at the same time, to feel fulfilled creatively. This book is a practical guide for those teaching social factors and social research methods to designers and for those using these methods in practice.
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Books Books P K Kelkar Library, IIT Kanpur
General Stacks 720.47 C85e (Browse shelf) Checked out to Kartik Shantaveer Kattimath (S1911900800) 10/02/2020 A184831
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Ethnography for Designers teaches architects and designers how to listen actively to the knowledge people have about their own culture. This approach gives structure to values and qualities. It does this by noting the terms and underlying structure of thought people use to describe aspects of their culture. By responding to underlying cognitive patterns, the architect can both respond to the user and interpret creatively. Thus, ethno-semantic methods can help designers to enhance their professional responsibility to users and, at the same time, to feel fulfilled creatively. This book is a practical guide for those teaching social factors and social research methods to designers and for those using these methods in practice.

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