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Teaching Semantic Ethnography to Architecture Students


Cranz, G and Lindsay, GL and Morhayim, L and Sagan, H, Teaching Semantic Ethnography to Architecture Students, International Journal of Architectural Research, 8, (3) pp. 06-19. ISSN 1938-7806 (2014) [Refereed Article]


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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.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:ethnography, architectural education
Research Division:Built Environment and Design
Research Group:Architecture
Research Field:Architectural history, theory and criticism
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in built environment and design
UTAS Author:Lindsay, GL (Dr Georgia Lindsay)
ID Code:135254
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Architecture and Design
Deposited On:2019-10-08
Last Modified:2019-11-11
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