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Lecture Notes on Placemakers

by: Kaylee Lynn Rowland

Lecture Notes on Placemakers 415

Kaylee Lynn Rowland
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Talks about the importance of making an experience and identity of a space using cognitive mapping, wayfindings, vernacular design and context.
Interior Design Studio 3
Maureen Mitton
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Lecture, Placemakers, interior, Design, Studio, 3, cognitive, mapping, Wayfinding, vernacular, context
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Date Created: 09/13/16
DES 415 Studio 3 Instructor: Maureen Mitton Tuesday, September 13, 2016 Lecture Notes WEEK 2 “Interior designers are environmental designers and Environmental designers are placemakers.” - Place makers – making a place, identity and meaning,sense of understanding of that place, creating a space that is unique for the users, creating an experience in that place. CREATING A SENSE OF PLACE – GENUSLOCI (ancient world term) - Placemaking gained traction in the 1960’s o Jane Jacobs andWilliam H. Whyte – big deal in the theory of space and human focused  Design cities for people not just cars and shopping cents  Focusedon social and cultural importance of neighborhoods • Inviting public spaces - Cognitive mapping – creatingclear identifiable visual imagery o There is a way we understand space as humans o This results from the human ability to recognizeand exploit common structures  Use landmarks – (human experience will suck less)  Physical locations (clock tower, Eiffel tower, etc..) • Helps recall where we are and understand spaces o Sheep onthe ceiling is veryrememberable - Wayfinding o Refers to information systems that guide people through a physical environment and enhance their understandingand experience of the place (placemaking)  Cognitive mapping o Kevin Lynch– He sort of invented the term wayfinding – based on cognitive maps and a way we take sensory cues from environment o Romedi Passini – can use that in graphic communication, using signs  How do I get to wear I go? “Turn left at the dairy queen” - What does all of that have to do with Interior design? o Create visual cues - landmarks  Height – signage  Material represents what you are trying to show  Use floor, wall, and ceiling to draw attention to important area • Shows separation to everything else – stands out - Meaning o Distinction o Sense of place (vernacular) – take from region, (Regional design) o Peace/beauty/action - Context o Victorian house,Victorian period design inside  Do I want tostay true to its period (Context) or switch it up?  Where you are  Can mix the context with more contemporary too


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