Annotated Bibliography 5

Reddy, Swathi Matta, Debkumar Chakrabarti, and Sougata Karmakar. “Emotion And Interior Space Design: An Ergonomic Perspective.” Work 41.(2012): 1072-1078. Environment Complete. Web. 22 Feb. 2016.

Within the article of Emotion and interior space design: an ergonomic perspective by Swathi Matta Reddy, aspects of physical emotion and inner feelings are discussed with regard to the interior environment of spaces. Reddy points out that human interaction between each other and physical emotion can be swayed into positive or negative lights depending on the interior design of a space. This article brings light to the necessity of creating an optimal interior space because of the emotional effect design has on individuals.

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The article draws information from research done on cognitive neuro-science and the psychological emotions evoked from the attributes of interior spaces. Texture, lighting, fabric, sound and temperature all play vital roles in human emotion and interaction in a space. This source captures virtually every aspect and detail of the design and environment of an interior space because of the extended research conducted and it also assists in connecting ideas of the interior spaces described in the article into our own research as we evaluate and critique the psychological emotions our individual interior spaces bring to us.

Annotated Bibliography 4

ODABAŞIOĞLU, SEDEN1,, and NİLGÜN2 OLGUNTÜRK. “Effects Of Coloured Lighting On The Perception Of Interior Spaces.” Perceptual & Motor Skills 120.1 (2015): 183-201. Education Source. Web. 22 Feb. 2016.

In this article we learn about a study conducted by the Department of Interior Architecture and Environmental Design that tested the effects that different colored lighting had on the built environment of interior spaces. The study conducted involved lighting differed in color such as red, green, and white. There were ninety seven participants and their perceptions of these interior spaces were assessed. As researchers evaluated the results of this study, evidence was shown that spaces under red lighting were perceived as least comfortable and spacious. White lighting made individuals feel that the space was much brighter, clearer, and useful as opposed to under green and red lighting.


Same interior space with different colored lighting

This specific source helps us understand specific aspects of the built environment of interior spaces and this study is useful for interior architects, designers, and those who use light to create different atmospheres in a space. This source also allows individuals to learn off of the information and data provided while assuring its audience that it was written in an unbiased manner due to the fact that all of the information was taken from a regulated study conducted. This source will help provide insight into our own interior environments.

Midterm Reflection

Sophia John

Dr. Wharton

English 1102

February 15, 2015


So far throughout the course of this class, my writing style and composition has evolved an changed drastically. In the past I have been taught to understand a subject matter and write papers based solely upon the information I was given. In this class I have learned to write based on my own first hand experience and primary sources in which I have gathered myself. I now view writing as an outlet of expressing my own opinions and style in my writing rather than reiterating information that has simply been handed to me. I admire how this class gives students the opportunity to go and physically see and observe the spaces in which we are to write about because it gives each person an opportunity to experience the same site in a different and personal light. The reading summaries and annotated bibliographies have also improved my summation skills and has allowed me to really practice and master the art of condensing writing into short, highly useful and informational pieces.

While composing my reading summaries and annotated bibliographies, I try to gear my writing toward anyone that is interested in the subject and those who need a short paragraph of useful, highly knowledgeable information. I have learned to incorporate key ideas and important facts from a whole article into bullet points and then later go back and write a brief description to each of these bullet points. When I have finished this step, I finally go back and piece together and add all parts of my writing together to form a useful summary or annotated bibliography for others to read and understand.

Upon receiving feedback of my reading summaries, I now know that I have a few grammatical errors and citation errors throughout my writing. I now know what I need to work on and practice in order to perfect my writing and perform to the best of my abilities in this class. I have also received feedback and notes about working on more of the extra credit activities in order to earn more points in this class. So far throughout this class I have learned that the key to success in this class is start on assignments early and to accomplish as many extra credit activities as possible. I will now try and improve my style and composition of writing with the helpful feedback given in the grade report and try to participate in as many extra credit opportunities as possible.


Annotated Bibliography 3

Felson, Alexander J., et al. “Mapping The Design Process For Urban Ecology Researchers.” Bioscience 63.11 (2013): 854-865. Environment Complete. Web. 5 Feb. 2016.

Throughout this article we gain an in depth understanding on how designers, engineers, and planners rely on scientific information that they, along with environmental consultants and scientists have adapted to the design process of urban environments. The environmental consultants are there to provide expertise on regulatory concerns as well as ecological input for the projected urban design projects. There is a series of design processes these consultants go through to design ecological and efficient urban architectural projects such as the first design process phase which include negotiations that determine the project team, time frame, program, and method of payments for these individual projects. Within the making of these urban designs, environmental consultants are invited to review the design and to share feedback and advice on how to reduce environmental impacts and related concerns. The ecological researchers are strategically placed in the involvement of urban design so that the end result of the urban project with the client and contractors lines up toward establishing viable research with the built environment and ecosystem.  

Annotated Bibliography 2

Rizzo, Christopher. “Alternative Funding For An Equitable Park System In New York City And State.” Pace Environmental Law Review 32.(2015): 635. LexisNexis Academic: Law Reviews. Web. 5 Feb. 2016.

This article is based on the increase of “flagship parks” which means decimating friendly small parks and turning them into a wide public area for everyone to visit. This happens because there is not enough fundings to maintain the park, so private companies are allowed to takeover to reduce the price burden for the State. The main issue takes place in New York and discusses the struggles to acquire the funding and the maintenance of parks throughout the state. Not only do they have to convince the state for their dire need of funding, but they also have to compete with other departments for the funding. Although the funds are scarce, it is projected to grow due to the reliance on coastal parks. These parks, however, are expected to require an immense increase in maintenance and care due to the location of the parks. They are located towards the edge of the state; close to the sea, the parks are more likely to become destroyed due to hurricanes or other natural disasters. Similar areas are also subjected to extreme and uncontrollable climate changes. The article mentions a relief to monetary issues by having sought out sponsorships, capital budget reforms, and an increase on tax to help supply revenue.

Annotated Bibliography 1

Bentley, Mace L., J. Anthony Stallins, and Walker S. Ashley. “Synoptic Environments Favourable For Urban Convection In Atlanta, Georgia.” International Journal Of Climatology 32.8 (2012): 1287-1294. Environment Complete. Web. 5 Feb. 2016.

This article focuses on the pollution and drastic temperature changes and how they correlate to the outcome of the climate. Stated in the beginning, the air from pollution encourages a “collision-coalescence process” which in turn affects the weather by intensifying precipitation rates. The article contains data from multiple cities where they compared and contrasted the rates of storms and how frequent lightning strikes would occur. Research showed that Atlanta has weak thunderstorms during the warm seasons when compared to other cities such as Houston, Texas and Phoenix, Arizona. When heat induced storms appeared, they were inclined to spread further out into the suburbs of the state. The scientists measured the magnitude of the storms by measuring the thermodynamic instability which is the amount of heat produced; the heat measured originates from the lightning that strikes during the storm. The more water present during the storm also increased the likelihood of lightning strikes per storm. In conclusion, they discovered that areas of high instability and elevated air decreased the strength and chance of thunderstorms occurring.