Category Archives: IAR302

Learning Space Research Summary

In order to identify the key issues that will govern the design context of our studio redesign projects, the class conducted research in several areas including: contextual analysis, users/needs, social/behavioral factors, precedent studies, teaching pedagogies, and other activities. I will … Continue reading

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Universal Design

As defined by the North Carolina State University Center for Universal Design, Universal design is the design of products and environments to be usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible, with out the need for adaptation, or specialized … Continue reading

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Visual Explorer: community

From a social perspective, I think of a community as a group of people who inhabit the same geographical area, with these persons having shared experiences, and often a shared moral code or system of values. Communities are also a … Continue reading

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Visual Explorer: authenticity

I chose this image to represent authenticity because ice fishing is a skill unique to only geographic areas that endure extreme cold. This sort of fishing especially is a skill that must be taught, with the craft often being passed … Continue reading

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Visual Explorer: innovation

Innovation, in a general sense, is challenging the traditional way of doing things to improve for the future. As designers, the art of innovation is our profession. It is our job to look at the task/problem from an outside perspective … Continue reading

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Visual Explorer: stewardship

My first thought, as it relates to stewardship, was of being a good steward of the earth. It reminded me of how the Native Americans never took more than they needed to live, and what they took they used every … Continue reading

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Visual Explorer: how they all connect

The community breeds and molds the individual, making them an authentic, contributing member of the local and global community. Like pollination, innovation is bred from the sharing/exchanging of ideas, and past experiences between people from different backgrounds. Stewardship is taking … Continue reading

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