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Creating 21st Century Libraries, Elise Valoe, Tod Stevens, Lynell De Wind Jun 2010

Creating 21st Century Libraries, Elise Valoe, Tod Stevens, Lynell De Wind

Lynell J. De Wind

Steelcase Corporation, SHW Group and GVSU presented "Creating 21st Century Libraries" at Neocon in Chciago, IL. Steelcase’s most recent research on education libraries was presented. Participants found out about the key business drivers impacting how libraries are designed and what activities must be supported in the 21st century. They learned to develop and use a human-centered design method to develop solutions and aid the shift from information-centered libraries to social centered ones Presenters: Elise Valoe, senior human-centered design researcher for Steelcase Inc., Grand Rapids, MI; Tod Stevens, AIA, LEED AP, principal designer for SHW Group, Berkeley, MI; Lynell De ...


Sensory Gardens: Assessing Their Design And Use, Hazreena Hussein Dec 2009

Sensory Gardens: Assessing Their Design And Use, Hazreena Hussein

Hazreena Hussein

This article investigates the design and use of sensory gardens by evaluating their zones and how they are utilized. Preliminary site studies were undertaken in 14 sensory gardens around the UK, followed by more detailed data collection at two case-study sites. The aim was to discover features that enable user behaviours and use of spaces in sensory gardens. The data collection included interview, observation and behaviour mapping, which is used in conjunction with affordance theory. The findings from the data analysis also draw on Moore and Cosco’s multi-method approach.


Transforming Inner-City School Grounds - Lessons From Learning Landscapes, Bambi L. Yost, Lois A. Brink Jan 2004

Transforming Inner-City School Grounds - Lessons From Learning Landscapes, Bambi L. Yost, Lois A. Brink

Bambi L Yost

There ois not an abstract available for this paper but you can find it online at: http://0-www.jstor.org.library.simmons.edu/discover/10.7721/chilyoutenvi.14.1.0209?uid=3739640&uid=2&uid=4&uid=3739256&sid=21103755920441


Aromatic Medicinal Plants: Guidance For The Visually Impaired, Hazreena Hussein, Sreetheran Maruthaveeran Dec 2000

Aromatic Medicinal Plants: Guidance For The Visually Impaired, Hazreena Hussein, Sreetheran Maruthaveeran

Hazreena Hussein

Green spaces such as public parks and intimate gardens have been associated for more than a century with pleasures, providing a green oasis in the city. Making green spaces accessible to as many people as possible is now mainstream thinking in design and management. Efforts are now often channeled more into providing green spaces, which are accessible to everyone who wishes to use them. The basic idea of green spaces must be accessible, user friendly, safe, offer both comfort and maximum enjoyment. This research is dedicated specially for the visually impaired people. The purpose of this paper is to investigate ...