October 9, 2011 archive

Readings 10.10

Reading #1: The Social Life of Urban Spaces,¬†William H. Whyte ¬†The Social Life of Urban Spaces by William H. Whyte explores the findings of The Street Life Project, a three-year study that looked at the usability of New York City public spaces such as city parks, plazas, sidewalks and playgrounds. Whyte wanted to pin point …

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Readings for 10-10

Cultural Probes: The article relating to the elderly people was very interesting and insightful in its approach to user based research. I found it interesting the scenarios/tasks that they created which really gave a more organic and I would argue clear understanding of how these people felt about a specific subject, which sometimes direct questions …

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