Visual Research Methods in Architecture

This book offers a distinctive approach to the use of visual methodologies for qualitative architectural research.

Visual Research Methods in Architecture

This book offers a distinctive approach to the use of visual methodologies for qualitative architectural research. It presents a diverse selection of ways for the architect or architectural researcher to use their gaze as part of their research practice for the purpose of visual literacy. Its contributors explore and use ‘critical visualizations’, which employ observation and sociocultural critique through visual creations – texts, drawings, diagrams, paintings, visual texts, photography, film and their hybrid forms – in order to research architecture, landscape design and interior architecture. The visual methods intersect with those used in ethnography, anthropology, visual culture and media studies. In presenting a range of interdisciplinary approaches, Visual Methodologies in Architectural Research opens up territory for new forms of visual architectural scholarship.

Visual Research Methods in Design Routledge Revivals

First published in 1991, this book is about applications and issues relating to the visual environment.

Visual Research Methods in Design  Routledge Revivals

First published in 1991, this book is about applications and issues relating to the visual environment. The content pertains to the understanding of human behaviour in the environment by recording behaviour and actions or by direct interaction with people. The author examines research and planning methods that primarily stress the visual features of the physical environment. Traditionally, environmental research has relied on verbal descriptions and perceptions of the physical environment, virtually ignoring the visual component and the potential application of the social sciences for gathering this data. Various strategies that can expand the visual information base have been explored here: diagramming, photo-interviewing, photo-sorting, mapping, notation, simulation, videotaping, and CADD.

Visual Research Methods in Educational Research

As Christmann (2008) observes: 'Buildings are characterized by the fact that they “communicate” themselves spatially, aesthetically, and, in any case, visually' (para 4). This chapter reflects on visual research in education by taking a ...

Visual Research Methods in Educational Research

Have you noticed there is a burgeoning take up of visual research in education? Are you considering using visual research as part of your next research project or revitalising your research methods course? For researchers who are new to the field of VRMs in education there is little critical literature on the subject. This book addresses the gap in the literature and brings together some of the leading educational researchers engaging and reflecting on the visual from Australia, the UK and Canada. Encapsulated in a single volume, this book sets out theoretically grounded discussions of the possibilities and challenges of the approach for educational researchers around four key themes: images of schooling, performing pedagogy, power and representation and ethical issues in educational research.

Visual Methods with Children and Young People

This volume focuses on using visual research methods with children and young people.

Visual Methods with Children and Young People

This volume focuses on using visual research methods with children and young people. Featuring insights from academic experts and established professionals from visual industries, it explores a range of issues from visual ethics to children's interaction with place.

Visual Research Methods

These visual collections can be used in ways that are limited only by the curiosity of the researchers who visit the ... giving insight into questions of architecture, construction techniques, available local resources, and often the ...

Visual Research Methods

Visual Research Methods: Image, Society, and Representation translates abstract concepts into visually-compelling elements of everyday life. Differing from photographs as illustration, this edited volume synthesizes images with analytic questions about the world "out there." Editor Gregory C. Stanczak crisscrosses disciplines in ways that highlight the multiple manifestations of a new interdisciplinary trend.

The SAGE Handbook of Visual Research Methods

DESIGN'S (SUB)DISCIPLINES The wide variety of (sub)disciplines such as architecture, industrial design, ... This chapter focuses on some of the visual research methods used in industrial design in the development of new products.

The SAGE Handbook of Visual Research Methods

The second, thoroughly revised and expanded, edition of The SAGE Handbook of Visual Research Methods presents a wide-ranging exploration and overview of the field today. As in its first edition, the Handbook does not aim to present a consistent view or voice, but rather to exemplify diversity and contradictions in perspectives and techniques. The selection of chapters from the first edition have been fully updated to reflect current developments. New chapters to the second edition cover key topics including picture-sorting techniques, creative methods using artefacts, visual framing analysis, therapeutic uses of images, and various emerging digital technologies and online practices. At the core of all contributions are theoretical and methodological debates about the meanings and study of the visual, presented in vibrant accounts of research design, analytical techniques, fieldwork encounters and data presentation. This handbook presents a unique survey of the discipline that will be essential reading for scholars and students across the social and behavioural sciences, arts and humanities, and far beyond these disciplinary boundaries. The Handbook is organized into seven main sections: PART 1: FRAMING THE FIELD OF VISUAL RESEARCH PART 2: VISUAL AND SPATIAL DATA PRODUCTION METHODS AND TECHNOLOGIES PART 3: PARTICIPATORY AND SUBJECT-CENTERED APPROACHES PART 4: ANALYTICAL FRAMEWORKS AND PERSPECTIVES PART 5: MULTIMODAL AND MULTISENSORIAL RESEARCH PART 6: RESEARCHING ONLINE PRACTICES PART 7: COMMUNICATING THE VISUAL: FORMATS AND CONCERNS

Tall Buildings and the City

Henry Sanoff, widely respected scholar, educator, practicing architect, and founder of the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA), wrote two important books that summarize visual communication methods for engaging the public ...

Tall Buildings and the City

The chaotic proliferation of skyscrapers in many cities around the world is contributing to a decline in placemaking. This book examines the role of skyscrapers and open spaces in promoting placemaking in the city of Chicago. Chicagos skyscrapers tell an epic story of transformative architectural design, innovative engineering solutions, and bold entrepreneurial spirit. The citys public plazas and open spaces attract visitors, breathe life, and bring balance into the cityscape. Using locational data from social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, along with imagery from Google Earth, fieldwork, direct observations, in-depth surveys, and the combined insights from architectural and urban design literature, this study reveals the roles that socio-spatial clusters of skyscrapers, public spaces, architecture, and artwork play to enhance placemaking in Chicago. The study illustrates how Chicago, as the birthplace of skyscrapers, remains a leading city in tall building integration and innovation. Focusing on some of the finest urban places in America, including the Chicago River, the Magnificent Mile, and the Chicago Loop, the book offers meaningful architectural and urban design lessons that are transferable to emerging skyscraper cities around the globe.

Spaces of Tolerance

Her books include The Politics of Making (2007/2014), Transdisciplinary Urbanism and Culture (2017), Architecture Filmmaking (2019), and Visual Research Methods in Architecture (2020). She founded the award- winning AHRA journal, ...

Spaces of Tolerance

Spaces of Tolerance addresses the topic of tolerance in architectural production. Through examining the boundaries of where discourses, practices and designs are considered publishable (suitable to be made public) or not, the book exposes criteria and cultures which censor architecture so as to offer ways that architecture can be more inclusive and diverse for society at large. The contributors to the book discuss: disciplinary tolerances and constraints related to architecture and its interdisciplinary exchanges and modes of working; physical, spatial, temporal and digital tolerance in material assemblages and production between drawing and building; and social, cultural and political tolerance and threats contingent on geography and history. This timely book aims to look at extremities, margins and marginality to explore acceptable levels – and their fluctuations – in deviation and divergence. Chapters in the book involve ungendering, unacculturating (in disciplinary terms) and diversifying the architectural practitioner, writer, editor, reviewer, and reader, and retooling the instruments and tactics of architectural practice and theory. They argue that tolerance in interdisciplinary research in architecture can cultivate more diverse and productive conversations. The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of the journal Architecture and Culture.

Architectural Programming Creative Techniques for Design Professionals

A text that focuses on research methodology in programming . Contents include topics such as environmental measurement , imageability , environmental mapping , visual notation , environmental simulation ( including some discussion of ...

Architectural Programming  Creative Techniques for Design Professionals

Architectural programming is the key to successful design. It is the crucial process of gathering, organizing, and assessing a client's building-use information. This process includes design concepts and program objectives ... staff and employee projections ... current and future space requirements ... adjacencies and relationships ... equipment and utility requirements ... project cost ... and more. This unique book and diskette provide architects, engineers, facilities managers, corporate and institutional administrators, and others with an effective method for gathering and assessing data needed to successfully design virtually any type of building - from office towers and educational facilities to laboratories and medical facilities.

Ways to Study and Research

Sanoff, H. (1977) Methods of architectural programming; Preiser, W.F.E., JC. \lischer et al. (1991) Design intervention, toward a more humane architecture; Sanoff, H. (1991) Visual research methods in design; Preiser, W.F.E. (1993) ...

Ways to Study and Research


Leadership in Architectural Research

In order to get a better understanding of how nurses experience their workspace, an image-based visual research method, the experiential collage, was designed. The findings from using these methods reveal the significant role that the ...

Leadership in Architectural Research


Transformative Pedagogy in Architecture and Urbanism

Archnet-International Journal of Architectural Research, 1(1), 36-52. Salingaros, N., & Masden, K. G. ... Intelligence-based design: A sustainable foundation for worldwide architectural education. ... Visual research methods in design.

Transformative Pedagogy in Architecture and Urbanism

First published in 2009, Transformative Pedagogy in Architecture and Urbanism is a detailed round of pedagogical dialogue on architecture and urbanism that reset the stage for debating future visions of transformative pedagogy and its impact on design education. Structured in five chapters the book presents a wide range of innovative concepts and practical methodologies for teaching architectural and urban design. It traces the roots of architectural education and offers several contrasting ideas and strategies of design teaching practices. Transformative Pedagogy in Architecture and Urbanism will appeal to those with an interest in architectural and urban design, and architectural and design education.

ECRM 2019 18th European Conference on Research Methods in Business and Management

Second, as a method of data analysis, visual methods have been used in the discipline of enterprise architecture, which is an approach to improve the alignment between the organization's business and their information systems (Dang and ...

ECRM 2019 18th European Conference on Research Methods in Business and Management


The Routledge Companion to Paradigms of Performativity in Design and Architecture

Using Time to Craft an Enduring, Resilient and Relevant Architecture Mitra Kanaani ... Methods of Architectural Programming, Visual Research Methods in Design and Community Participation Methods in Design and Planning, has defined the ...

The Routledge Companion to Paradigms of Performativity in Design and Architecture

The Routledge Companion to Paradigms of Performativity in Design and Architecture focuses on a non-linear, multilateral, ethical way of design thinking, positioning the design process as a journey. It expands on the multiple facets and paradigms of performative design thinking as an emerging trend in design methodology. This edited collection explores the meaning of performativity by examining its relevance in conjunction with three fundamental principles: firmness, commodity and delight. The scope and broader meaning of performativity, performative architecture and performance-based building design are discussed in terms of how they influence today’s design thinking. With contributions from 45 expert practitioners, educators and researchers, this volume engages theory, history, technology and the human aspects of performative design thinking and its implications for the future of design.

Visual Research Methods

Methodological Reflections The Value of Visual Methods for Participatory Research The visual approaches presented in ... but included coinvestigators from the disciplines of architecture and the built environment and computing science.

Visual Research Methods

Visual research methods (VRM) comprise a collection of methods that incorporate visual elements such as maps, drawings, photographs, videos, as well as three-dimensional objects into the research process. In addition, VRM including photo-elicitation, photovoice, draw-and-write techniques, and cognitive mapping are being leveraged to great effect to explore information experiences to investigate some of the central questions in the field; expand theoretical discussions in LIS; and improve library services and spaces. Visual Research Methods: An Introduction for Library and Information Studies is the first book to focus on visual methods in LIS, providing a comprehensive primer for students, educators, researchers and practitioners in the field. Contributed chapters in the book showcase examples of VRM in action and offer the insights, inspirations, and experiences of researchers and practitioners working with visual methods. Coverage includes: - an introduction to visual research methods including a discussion of terminology - an overview of the literature on VRM in libraries - methodological framing including a discussion of theory, epistemology, - practical and ethical considerations for researchers embarking on VRM projects - chapters showcasing VRM in action including drawing techniques, photographic techniques, and mixed methods - six contributed chapters each showcasing the results of visual research methods, discussions of the techniques, and reflections on VRM for research in information studies. This book will provide a strong methodological context for the adoption of visual research methods in LIS and feature examples of VRM ‘in action.’ It will prove to be a must-have reference for researchers, practitioners, instructors, and students who want to engage with visual research methods and to expand their methodological toolkit.

Visual Research Methods in Fashion

Sanoff, H. (1991), Visual Research Methods in Design, New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold. ... http://global.nytimes.com/?iht Kinder Aggugini http://www.aggugini.com/ Office of Metropolitan Architecture (Rem Koolhaas) http://www.oma.eu PPR ...

Visual Research Methods in Fashion

The ability to analyze and interpret visual information is essential in fashion. However, students tend to struggle with the concept of visual research, as well as with the application of that research. Visual Research Methods in Fashion provides students with techniques, tools and inspiration to master their visual research skills and make the research that they undertake more effective. Illustrated with real-life examples from practitioners in the industry, academics and students, it focuses on the global nature of the industry and the need to develop ideas relevant to the market.

The SAGE Handbook of Visual Research Methods

Figure 8.5 is a photograph of a low-income neighborhood in Phoenix, Arizona, where a team of graduate students in architecture and industrial design—called Studio 1:1—used interviews, observations, and other ethnographic methods in ...

The SAGE Handbook of Visual Research Methods

This book captures the state of the art in visual research. Margolis and Pauwels have brought together, in one volume, a unique survey of the field of visual research that will be essential reading for scholars and students across the social sciences, arts and humanities. The SAGE Handbook of Visual Research Methods encompasses the breadth and depth of the field, and points the way to future research possibilities. It illustrates ′cutting edge′ as well as long-standing and recognized practices. This book is not only ′about′ research, it is also an example of the way that the visual can be incorporated into data collection and the presentation of research findings. Chapters describe a methodology or analytical framework, its strengths and limitations, possible fields of application and practical guidelines on how to apply the method or technique. The Handbook is organized into seven main sections: - Framing the Field of Visual Research - Producing Visual Data and Insight - Participatory and Subject-Centered Approaches - Analytical Frameworks and Approaches - Visualization Technologies and Practices - Moving Beyond the Visual - Options and Issues for Using and Presenting Visual Research. Eric Margolis is an Associate Professor in the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication. He is President of the International Visual Sociology Association. Luc Pauwels is Professor of Visual Culture at the University of Antwerp. He is Chair of the Visual Communication Studies Division of the ICA and Vice-President of the International Visual Sociology Association (IVSA).

Ethics and Visual Research Methods

Theory, Methodology, and Practice Deborah Warr, Marilys Guillemin, Susan Cox, Jenny Waycott. one proposed a specific chapter for the TCPS called “Research Involving Creative Practices”—a draft of which was included—as well as an ...

Ethics and Visual Research Methods

This collection presents stories from the field that were gathered from researchers using a breadth of visual methods. Visual methods refer to the use of still or moving images either as forms of data, to explore research topics and explorations of artistic practice. In addition to well-established visual methods, such as photo-voice and photo-elicitation, the possibilities for visual methods are flourishing through the proliferation of visual culture and developments in digital technologies. Methodological and ethical issues are emerging as visual methods are adapted and applied to answer new kinds of research questions, and in varied settings and populations. Authors offer practical and thoughtful discussions of emerging methodological and ethical dilemmas they encountered in innovative projects that used visual methods either in combination with other methods or as a stand-alone method. The discussions will be of interest to those seeking to understand the value, and potential ethical risks, of visual methodologies for social research.

Visual Research Methods in the Social Sciences

Kuhn, A. (2007) Photography and Cultural Memory: A Methodological Exploration, Visual Studies, Vol. 22, No. ... Lee, A. and Poynton, C. (eds) (2000) Culture and Text: Discourse and Methodology in Social Research and Cultural Studies, ...

Visual Research Methods in the Social Sciences

Visual Research Methods is a guide for students, researchers and teachers in the social sciences who wish to explore and actively use a visual dimension in their research. This book offers an integrated approach to doing visual research, showing the potential for building convincing case studies using a mix of visual forms including: archive images, media, maps, objects, buildings, and video interviews. Examples of the visual construction of ‘place’, social identity and trends of analysis are given in the first section of the book, whilst the essays in the second section highlight the astonishing creativity and innovation of four visual researchers. Each detailed example serves as a touchstone of quality and analysis in research, with themes ranging from the ethnography of a Venezuelan cult goddess to the forensic photography of the skeleton of a fourteenth-century nobleman. They give a keen sense of the motives, philosophies and benefits of using visual research methods. This volume will be of practical interest to those embarking on visual research as well as more experienced researchers. Key concerns include the power of images and their changing significance in a world of cross – mediation, techniques of analysis and ethical issues, and how to unlock the potential of visual data for research.