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Teaching Semantic Ethnography to Architecture Students
journal contributionposted on 2023-05-20, 07:33 authored by Cranz, G, Georgia LindsayGeorgia Lindsay, Morhayim, L, Sagan, H
Learning about human behavior, cultural diversity, and user perspectives are all part of the NAAB-required curriculum for educating architects. Beyond that, these skills help architects compete in a global and diverse world. Semantic ethnography offers a method for understanding the user perspective in cultural settings. We present a research and design project centered on semantic ethnography as a way to teach architecture students about how to design for user groups. A survey administered to two years of students indicates that this project is indeed helpful for teaching students about how to find and listen to the user perspective.
Publication titleInternational Journal of Architectural Research
Department/SchoolSchool of Architecture and Design
Place of publicationUSA
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