February 8th Class Notes
The notes I have taken are what I heard and how I interpreted it. These notes do not cover 100% of everything that was said in class and not word for word. Some things on here have the possibility to be wrong. I am only human.
NOTE: Clicking words that are highlighted like this (Google) will open a new tab and take you to a website with a description/helpful explanation or save you time from searching things like Zotero and etc.
Today in class we discussed:
- Types of research
- Built Environment Project
Built Environment Project
Things you want to observe:
Style = What the space is like(specific details).
Ex: Modern –> full of computers/apple logo/modular
Aural = Sounds you hear.
Ex: Kids playing in a park, sounds of the swings.
Structure = How things are designed/built
Ex: Buildings–> pillars etc
Tone = The effect of the space on you. How it makes you feel. What the author uses.
Ex: Space makes you feel cold or its inviting.
Visual = The things you see.
Ex: Traffic, buses etc.
Organization = How things are laid out.
Ex: Where sidewalks/trails go, how buildings are spread out, bus stops.
Mood = What the audience feels/reacts/thinks. Oral = The way people speak.
Ex: Accents during an interview.
Graphics = Signs
Ex: The style of the sign, color, definition/how detailed the sign is.
Diction = Signs/punctuation. Repetition = Styles or patterns that repeat.
Ex: All the buildings in a shopping plaza are designed similar.
Colors = The colors present.
Ex: Red, Green, Black etc.
Types of research
Primary research: Examples: Built environment descriptions, interviews, using archives, transcripts.
Secondary research: Examples: Annotated bibliographies,
When conducting interviews:
Remember, they are people. Do not badger/force people to talk to you. Respect them. Ask for permission to interview/record/taking pictures and have them sign a release form.
- Install Firefox.
- Install Zotero for Firefox.
- Whenever you open Firefox, the Zotero toolbar will be in the top right corner. Click the “Z” to open Zotero in Firefox.
- Go to Zotero website and create an account.
- Watch Zotero starting guide.
Zotero is optional. However, if you use zotero, you can get extra points.