20 نوفمبر

Group Members: Michael Jones, Sarah Brand, Gita Khote, Hyuk Jin Yoon

Global Issue: Live/Work Space, Communal Living

Area of focus: How community-oriented living spaces differ from private living spaces, and how private living spaces can be structured in more of a community sense.

How do we plan on researching this topic?

We plan to research this topic by focusing on these aspects prevalent in the residence halls across campus. The freshmen experience halls appear to have more of a community feel whereas the apartments and suites seem to be more isolated.

What is the field activity that your team is planning?

For the field activity we plan to survey residences in freshmen dorms, suites, and apartments for how many names of residents they can give, which would indicate how many people they know and interact with. We will also take photographs of each living space to compare how they differ in terms of space and setup. More ideas may come to us along the way, but for now this is our starting point.

4 تعليقات to TechTastic



نوفمبر 20th, 2010 at 7:59 م

What is the global issue that this project is addressing?



نوفمبر 21st, 2010 at 1:06 ص

The global issue is pretty much how larger/ more urban communal living spaces are lacking a greater since of community in comparison to less urban environments. We tried to classify it into a global issue above, but if that was unclear we could probably go with urbanization, since the issue is a lack in sense of community.



نوفمبر 21st, 2010 at 10:13 م

I think that sounds like a very interesting topic area. When you are doing your research I think you should also look at and possibly ask questions about the affects that a sense of community and communal spaces have on living experiences. For example, do communal spaces improve a person’s living experience or do they make it harder for people to live/work in that space due to noise and distractions or other personal issues. And how is the sense of community created? What are the factors that help residents create that sense of community? This will help you identify potentials needs and issues and potential solutions and opportunity areas.

I will create a category for your team: Building Community, Please use this category label every time your team uploads a post for this project.



نوفمبر 21st, 2010 at 10:33 م

Thank You

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