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Human-Centered Design

Sara P

Hello everyone,

Hope you all had a great week. 

I am working on my Thesis and I am searching for Information regarding Human-Centered Design in Architecture. Does anyone know any architectural Case-Study or Project or any built example of a human-centered design? Or can anyone suggest any architect that worked around the issue?

I would be very grateful if you could help me with any information.

Thank you again.

Best wishes,

Sara.

 
Mar 29, 19 8:15 pm
Non Sequitur

define human centered design. 

Mar 29, 19 8:29 pm  · 
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Sara P

'' Human Centred Design [HCD] focusses on the needs of the end user, rather than issuing prescribed typical solutions that may not address any actual needs. ''

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Sara P

'' Human-centered design (HCD) is an approach to creating solutions for problems and opportunities through a focus on the needs, contexts, behaviors, and emotions of the people that the solutions will serve. Through research, teams immerse themselves in the situations in which their creations will be utilized and observe the thoughts, actions, and experiences of people within them. This builds empathy – a deep understanding of how and why people behave as they do. From this, teams generate potential solutions and select those that have the most value and best-fit people’s lives. Through prototyping, evaluation, and iteration, solutions are then evolved and produced. ''

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paperbottle

Oh, is this an IDEO thing? This video is a good watch - https://99u.adobe.com/videos/55967/natasha-jen-design-thinking-is-bullshit

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Non Sequitur

Sara, this drips with so much self-help woo and design guru. Why don't you just go all in and copy word for word this nonesense salad: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5715100cf8baf3c79d443859/t/57278d9a8a65e2945ad67678/1462209948161/MadPow_HCD_Overview.pdf

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x-jla

I can only think of lemur centered designs at the moment...



Mar 30, 19 12:36 am  · 
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archinet

I keep hearing this stupid term tossed around. I think the term is typically used in industrial design, systems oriented design and engineering. Since when was architecture not human centered? 

Mar 30, 19 6:24 am  · 
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Non Sequitur

Prisons and dog kennels.

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midlander

prisons are for people... constraint of freedom is a human centered objective :/ it might actually be a more interesting interpretation of this banal topic

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Volunteer

Leonardo da Vinci's Vitruvian Man (1490) would be a good place to start. It is based on Roman architect Vitruvius' concept that the human figure is the principal source of proportion among the classical orders of architecture.

Mar 30, 19 9:02 am  · 
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workmorelivemore

Yes, then progress to Le Corbusier’s Modulor.

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anadybella

Is this related to human design?

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JawkneeMusic

see field of ethics

Mar 30, 19 12:56 pm  · 
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midlander

hotel brands have entire departments focused on developing standards for design based on typical types of users. large scale suburban home builders eg pulte do this too. these situations focused on designing prototypes of living / sleeping space based around typical categories of occupants would probably offer a lot to study. there aren't many books on this - go for primary sources and call up some of these businesses, explain your interest. people can get jobs based on this kind of research if it's sufficiently well done.

Apr 1, 19 9:20 am  · 
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JawkneeMusic

honestly, You'd have to learn how to analyze communications data.  Then you'd have to interview architects and clients and sort through the data.  You would use Projective Techniques.  As far as I know my father is the only author.

May 24, 20 12:56 pm  · 
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You have a father? I thought you spawned from a pod like other internet trolls.

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ADA Guidelines

https://www.ada.gov/2010ADAsta...

May 24, 20 1:21 pm  · 
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Maccam

https://www.cannondesign.com/livingcentereddesign/

Refer to CannonDesign’s ethos 

May 24, 20 9:20 pm  · 
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JawkneeMusic

or think of it as a rube goldberg machine

May 26, 20 1:11 pm  · 
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Did your father write a book on that as well?

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bucku

I also think it originated with industrial design but recently understand the use of the term in a more 'phenomenological' way.

Sincerely though, I would immediately read 'Are We Human?' by Wigley and Colomina. They touch on this subject in an interesting and critical way. Additionally, I would recommend 'Welcome To Your World' by Sarah Williams Goldhagen. The latter references multiple works / architects that address 'human centered' design specifically. 

Hope these help!

May 26, 20 1:30 pm  · 
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Erik Evens (EKE)

Christopher Alexander


May 27, 20 12:04 am  · 
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Erik Evens (EKE)

https://vimeo.com/128428182

May 27, 20 12:06 am  · 
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anadybella

So beautiful...thanks

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anadybella

What's Human Design?

May 29, 20 3:56 am  · 
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anadybella

Today when I searching for something on google, I visit a website to know more about human design.

https://understandinghumandesi...

Jun 6, 20 3:45 am  · 
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Non Sequitur

What a load of new-agey googly-eyed cock woo.

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There's always Martin Heidegger


Jun 6, 20 9:18 am  · 
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revolutionary poet

on behalf of Q posting this here.


Jun 6, 20 3:21 pm  · 
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