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The Hidden Dimension

Author : Edward Twitchell Hall
ISBN : CHI:11122333
Genre : Architecture
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An examination of various cultural concepts of space and how differences among them affect modern society. Introducing the science of "proxemics," Hall demonstrates how man's use of space can affect personal business relations, cross-cultural exchanges, architecture, city planning, and urban renewal.
Category: Architecture

Proxemic Interactions

Author : Nicolai Marquardt
ISBN : 9781627056571
Genre : Computers
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In the everyday world, much of what we do as social beings is dictated by how we perceive and manage our interpersonal space. This is called proxemics. At its simplest, people naturally correlate physical distance to social distance. We believe that people’s expectations of proxemics can be exploited in interaction design to mediate their interactions with devices (phones, tablets, computers, appliances, large displays) contained within a small ubiquitous computing ecology. Just as people expect increasing engagement and intimacy as they approach others, so should they naturally expect increasing connectivity and interaction possibilities as they bring themselves and their devices in close proximity to one another. This is called Proxemic Interactions. This book concerns the design of proxemic interactions within such future proxemic-aware ecologies. It imagines a world of devices that have fine-grained knowledge of nearby people and other devices—how they move into range, their precise distance, their identity, and even their orientation—and how such knowledge can be exploited to design interaction techniques. The first part of this book concerns theory. After introducing proxemics, we operationalize proxemics for ubicomp interaction via the Proxemic Interactions framework that designers can use to mediate people’s interactions with digital devices. The framework, in part, identifies five key dimensions of proxemic measures (distance, orientation, movement, identity, and location) to consider when designing proxemic-aware ubicomp systems. The second part of this book applies this theory to practice via three case studies of proxemic-aware systems that react continuously to people’s and devices’ proxemic relationships. The case studies explore the application of proxemics in small-space ubicomp ecologies by considering first person-to-device, then device-to-device, and finally person-to-person and device-to-device proxemic relationships. We also offer a critical perspective on proxemic interactions in the form of “dark patterns,” where knowledge of proxemics may (and likely will) be easily exploited to the detriment of the user.
Category: Computers

The Silent Language

Author : Edward Twitchell Hall
ISBN : OCLC:8770045
Genre : Human behavior
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Category: Human behavior

City

Author : William H. Whyte
ISBN : 9780812208344
Genre : Social Science
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Named by Newsweek magazine to its list of "Fifty Books for Our Time." For sixteen years William Whyte walked the streets of New York and other major cities. With a group of young observers, camera and notebook in hand, he conducted pioneering studies of street life, pedestrian behavior, and city dynamics. City: Rediscovering the Center is the result of that research, a humane, often amusing view of what is staggeringly obvious about the urban environment but seemingly invisible to those responsible for planning it. Whyte uses time-lapse photography to chart the anatomy of metropolitan congestion. Why is traffic so badly distributed on city streets? Why do New Yorkers walk so fast—and jaywalk so incorrigibly? Why aren't there more collisions on the busiest walkways? Why do people who stop to talk gravitate to the center of the pedestrian traffic stream? Why do places designed primarily for security actually worsen it? Why are public restrooms disappearing? "The city is full of vexations," Whyte avers: "Steps too steep; doors too tough to open; ledges you cannot sit on. . . . It is difficult to design an urban space so maladroitly that people will not use it, but there are many such spaces." Yet Whyte finds encouragement in the widespread rediscovery of the city center. The future is not in the suburbs, he believes, but in that center. Like a Greek agora, the city must reassert its most ancient function as a place where people come together face-to-face.
Category: Social Science

Beyond Culture

Author : Edward Twitchell Hall
ISBN : 9780385124744
Genre : Social Science
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Calls for and speculates on an extensive transcendence of individual cultures, of material and verbal extensions of the ego, and of the alienating denial of individual talents and powers
Category: Social Science

An Anthropology Of Everyday Life

Author : Edward Twitchell Hall
ISBN : UOM:39015025376099
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The extraordinary life of the internationally renowned anthropologist whose groundbreaking studies have enabled hundreds of thousands of people around the world to better understand cultural differences and achieve greater harmony.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Fourth Dimension In Architecture

Author : Mildred Reed Hall
ISBN : 0865340331
Genre : Architecture
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This study of how the architecture of a building influences the people who work in it is of interest to architects, behavioralists, and management personnel as well as fans of architecture in general. Mildred Reed Hall and Edward T. Hall founded Edward T. Hall Associates and together consulted and wrote books and articles in the fields of environmental and urban affairs, international business and intercultural and interpersonal relations.
Category: Architecture

Problem Solving And Critical Thinking For Designers

Author : Christine M. Piotrowski
ISBN : 1118015649
Genre : Architecture
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The essential guide to decision making and problem solving for the interior designer The interior design profession requires effective problem solving and critical thinking, as they impact all phases of the design project and most work activities of the interior designer. Whether you are a student or professional designer, much of what you do involves these skills. Although most of us do not even think about what we do in terms of these activities, they are a constant part of design. They are also skills that must be performed successfully outside a professional career. Improving these skills makes you a more sought-after employee and designer, effective business owner, and fulfilled individual. Problem Solving and Critical Thinking for Designers will put the reader on the correct path to a solutions-oriented practice. Using her trademark accessible and conversational approach, Christine Piotrowski guides readers through the process of how the working designer solves problems and makes decisions. Some of the topics she discusses are: Design process Communication Asking questions Problem definition and analysis Decision-making process Negotiation Working with others Ethical decision making This book also features real-life scenarios and design problems that guide the reader toward making correct decisions in real-life situations.
Category: Architecture

Tight Spaces

Author : Robert Sommer
ISBN : UOM:39015039834844
Genre : Architecture
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Category: Architecture

The Dance Of Life

Author : Edward Twitchell Hall
ISBN : 9780385192484
Genre : Social Science
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Looks at how time is consciously and unconsciously structured in various cultures and how time has been experienced by humans from prehistoric times to the present
Category: Social Science