RESEARCH-INSPIRED DESIGN

Lily B. Robinson and Alexandra T. Parman

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PAPERBACK

ISBN:
9781563677212
Published:
NOV 12, 2009

For Students

For Instructors

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What's in the book

The Book

This textbook/workbook prepares interior design students for understanding how to change their professional practice from a project-based activity to a knowledge-based activity. Robinson and Parman address the different forms of quantitative and qualitative information, the different sources of materials (especially in the age of the Internet), and how to differentiate these sources and types of information. Instructors will find the text a vital research aid for the student to develop analytical skills and help them transform these scientific models into unique and innovative processes for their design projects.

Table of Contents

Contents:
Planning Your Research
Why Research?
Systems of Inquiry
Meaningful Influences
Brainstorming
Information Gathering
Identifying Information Sources
Interviews
Surveys
Observation
Programming
Research-Inspired Design
Site Selection and Analysis
Design
Schematics
Design Development
Design as a Circular Process



About The Authors

Lily B. Robinson is based at the Design Institute of California-San Diego.

Alexandra T. Parman is based at the Art Institute of California-San Diego.



Format:
Paperback
Page count:
496
Imprint:
Fairchild Books
Dimensions:
8.5 x 11 "
Illustrations:
180 color illustrations, 40 B&W illustrations