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EDA final copy - Environmental Design Analysis (EDA) FINAL-...

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Unformatted text preview: Environmental Design Analysis (EDA) FINAL- Beauty- Something one perceives as attractive to their eye- Preference- People prefer to stay in places where theyre comfortable and feel more safe- Without realizing it, humans interpret the environment in terms of their needs and prefer set- tings in which hey are likely to function more effectively- Prospect/Refuge- People like to feel protected, so they tend to stay in areas where they are secluded but still feel safe - Ex. bed facing door, etc- Impelling form- Sustainable practices and technologies evolving negative ugly to beautiful and wasteful practices becoming ugly - Conspicuous non-consumption- Ex. gardens in front of white house- To motivate without force - Body and Proportion- Significant variation in anatomical proportions between people- Ex. average mail and women size and weight, etc- Anthropometrics- The study of human physical dimensions, capabilities and limitations- Human measurement- Ergonomics- The study of people and machines application of human factors data to design- The science of designing user interaction with equipment to fit user- Ex. chair- Seating considerations- People sit a certain way and they get accustomed to culture - Ex. seats to high, feet on the ground, weight distribution, front rail curved downward, etc- Sociopetal VS. Sociofugal- Sociopetal: people are put in a position where they are put face-to-face - Spaces put people face to face- Ex. street corner- Sociofugal- Layouts that discourage interactions- Spaces that separate people; alone- Ex. ATM machines- Concepts of privacy- Where people feel safe and isolated from others- Proxemics- The study of how people unconsciously structure their surroundings - People, environment, etc.- Choice- The decisions people make and their rationale behind them- Accessibility- How people can carry themselves throughout place to place - Places are available to people- Personal Space- The area people keep to themselves- Personal comfort in social settings- Crowding- It's bad because it prevents people from expressing their true emotions- Discomfort due to loss of control over contact/ overload while density is measured in terms of number of people per unit- Territoriality- Sense of control and ownership over something- Territorial Hierarchy- Public, Semi - public, Semi - private, Private- Primary, secondary, public- Primary - house, secondary - dorm, public - park- Active Living- Healthy lifestyle through physical activity- Environmental barriers for children, elderly and the poor- Elderly- Unlit streets, safety in their environment, accessibility standards, etc- Children- Uncontrolled intersections, speeding traffic, safety of neighborhoods, etc- The Poor- They live in inaccessible areas, too busy, etc- Utilitarian VS. Recreational types of activity- Utilitarian - Ex. walk to school and get exercise- Indirectly- Recreational- Ex. go to the gym - On purpose- Community Design considerations for Active Living- Land use...
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