The Hidden Dimension

Author: Edward Twitchell Hall

Publisher: Garden City, N.Y : Doubleday


Category: Architecture

Page: 201

View: 8228

An examination of various cultural concepts of space and how differences among them affect modern society. Introducing the science of "proxemics," Hall demonstrates how man's use of space can affect personal business relations, cross-cultural exchanges, architecture, city planning, and urban renewal.

Beyond Culture

Author: Edward Twitchell Hall

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0385124740

Category: Social Science

Page: 298

View: 9495

Calls for and speculates on an extensive transcendence of individual cultures, of material and verbal extensions of the ego, and of the alienating denial of individual talents and powers

Proxemic Interactions

From Theory to Practice

Author: Nicolai Marquardt,Saul Greenberg

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

ISBN: 1627056572

Category: Computers

Page: 199

View: 4607

In the everyday world, much of what we do as social beings is dictated by how we perceive and manage our interpersonal space. This is called proxemics. At its simplest, people naturally correlate physical distance to social distance. We believe that people’s expectations of proxemics can be exploited in interaction design to mediate their interactions with devices (phones, tablets, computers, appliances, large displays) contained within a small ubiquitous computing ecology. Just as people expect increasing engagement and intimacy as they approach others, so should they naturally expect increasing connectivity and interaction possibilities as they bring themselves and their devices in close proximity to one another. This is called Proxemic Interactions. This book concerns the design of proxemic interactions within such future proxemic-aware ecologies. It imagines a world of devices that have fine-grained knowledge of nearby people and other devices—how they move into range, their precise distance, their identity, and even their orientation—and how such knowledge can be exploited to design interaction techniques. The first part of this book concerns theory. After introducing proxemics, we operationalize proxemics for ubicomp interaction via the Proxemic Interactions framework that designers can use to mediate people’s interactions with digital devices. The framework, in part, identifies five key dimensions of proxemic measures (distance, orientation, movement, identity, and location) to consider when designing proxemic-aware ubicomp systems. The second part of this book applies this theory to practice via three case studies of proxemic-aware systems that react continuously to people’s and devices’ proxemic relationships. The case studies explore the application of proxemics in small-space ubicomp ecologies by considering first person-to-device, then device-to-device, and finally person-to-person and device-to-device proxemic relationships. We also offer a critical perspective on proxemic interactions in the form of “dark patterns,” where knowledge of proxemics may (and likely will) be easily exploited to the detriment of the user.

An anthropology of everyday life

an autobiography

Author: Edward Twitchell Hall

Publisher: Doubleday Books


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 269

View: 8564

The extraordinary life of the internationally renowned anthropologist whose groundbreaking studies have enabled hundreds of thousands of people around the world to better understand cultural differences and achieve greater harmony.

The Dance of Life

The Other Dimension of Time

Author: Edward Twitchell Hall

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0385192487

Category: Philosophy

Page: 250

View: 363

Looks at how time is consciously and unconsciously structured in various cultures and how time has been experienced by humans from prehistoric times to the present

Tight Spaces

Hard Architecture and How to Humanize It

Author: Robert Sommer

Publisher: Prentice Hall


Category: Architecture

Page: 150

View: 9292


Problem Solving and Critical Thinking for Designers

Author: Christine M. Piotrowski

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118015643

Category: Architecture

Page: 192

View: 4333

The essential guide to decision making and problem solving for the interior designer The interior design profession requires effective problem solving and critical thinking, as they impact all phases of the design project and most work activities of the interior designer. Whether you are a student or professional designer, much of what you do involves these skills. Although most of us do not even think about what we do in terms of these activities, they are a constant part of design. They are also skills that must be performed successfully outside a professional career. Improving these skills makes you a more sought-after employee and designer, effective business owner, and fulfilled individual. Problem Solving and Critical Thinking for Designers will put the reader on the correct path to a solutions-oriented practice. Using her trademark accessible and conversational approach, Christine Piotrowski guides readers through the process of how the working designer solves problems and makes decisions. Some of the topics she discusses are: Design process Communication Asking questions Problem definition and analysis Decision-making process Negotiation Working with others Ethical decision making This book also features real-life scenarios and design problems that guide the reader toward making correct decisions in real-life situations.

The Fourth Dimension in Architecture

The Impact of Building on Behavior : Eero Saarinen's Administrative Center for Deere & Company, Moline, Illinois

Author: Mildred Reed Hall,Edward Twitchell Hall

Publisher: Sunstone Press

ISBN: 9780865340336

Category: Architecture

Page: 64

View: 7321

This study of how the architecture of a building influences the people who work in it is of interest to architects, behavioralists, and management personnel as well as fans of architecture in general. Mildred Reed Hall and Edward T. Hall founded Edward T. Hall Associates and together consulted and wrote books and articles in the fields of environmental and urban affairs, international business and intercultural and interpersonal relations.


Dialogues and Dialectics

Author: Leslie A. Baxter,Barbara M. Montgomery

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781572301016

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 285

View: 6453

Drawing upon the dialogism of social theorist Mikhail Bakhtin, the authors re-conceive the core ideas of interpersonal communication - relationship development; closeness; certainty; openness; communication competence; and the boundaries between self, relationship, and society.

House As a Mirror of Self

Exploring the Deeper Meaning of Home

Author: Clare Cooper Marcus

Publisher: Nicolas-Hays, Inc.

ISBN: 9780892545582

Category: Self-Help

Page: 320

View: 7945

House as a Mirror of Self presents an unprecedented examination of our relationship to where we live, interwoven with compelling personal stories of the search for a place for the soul. Marcus takes us on a reverie of the special places of childhood--the forts we made and secret hiding places we had--to growing up and expressing ourselves in the homes of adulthood. She explores how the self-image is reflected in our homes/ power struggles in making a home together with a partner/ territory, control, and privacy at home/ self-image and location/ disruptions in the boding with home/ and beyond the "house as ego" to the call of the soul. As our culture is swept up in home improvement to the extent of having an entire TV network devoted to it, this book is essential for understanding why the surroundings that we call home make us feel the way we do. With this information we can embark on home improvement that truly makes room for our soul.

West of the Thirties

Discoveries Among the Navajo and Hopi

Author: Edward Twitchell Hall

Publisher: Doubleday Books


Category: History

Page: 187

View: 2621

An anthropologist shares his impressions of the frugal, pueblo-dwelling Hopi and the proud Navajos, revealing the deeply human logic of both tribes

Sensory Design

Author: Joy Monice Malnar,Frank Vodvarka

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816639595

Category: Architecture

Page: 356

View: 9138

What if we designed for all of our senses? Suppose for a moment that sound, touch, and odor were treated as the equals of sight, and emotion considered as important as cognition. What would our built environment be like if sensory response, sentiment, and memory were critical design factors, the equals of structure and program? In Sensory Design, Joy Monice Malnar and Frank Vodvarka explore the nature of our responses to spatial constructs--from various sorts of buildings to gardens and outdoor spaces, to constructions of fantasy. To the degree that this response can be calculated, it can serve as a typology for the design of significant spaces, one that would sharply contrast with the Cartesian model that dominates architecture today. In developing this typology, the authors consult the environmental sciences, anthropology, psychology, and architectural theory, as well as the spatial analysis found in literary depiction. Finally, they examine the opportunities that CAVE and other immersive virtual reality technologies present in furthering a new, sensory-oriented design paradigm. The result is a new philosophy of design that both celebrates our sensuous occupation of the built environment and creates more humane design. A revolutionary approach to the built environment that embraces all of our senses and modes of understanding.

Personal Space; Updated, the Behavioral Basis of Design

Author: Robert Sommer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780954723965

Category: Architecture

Page: 246

View: 407

Widely regarded as the classic text on user-centered design of public buildings and spaces, this work studies how people relate to the designed space around them and how the design of that space can affect their behavior. (Architecture)

The Tacit Dimension

Author: Michael Polanyi,Amartya Sen

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226672980

Category: Philosophy

Page: 108

View: 5984

"The Tacit Dimension" argues that tacit knowledge -tradition, inherited practices, implied values, and prejudgments- is a crucial part of scientific knowledge. This volume challenges the assumption that skepticism, rather than established belief, lies at the heart of scientific discovery.

Elements of Spacemaking

Author: Yatin Panday,Vastu-Shilpa Foundation

Publisher: Mapin

ISBN: 9781935677307

Category: Architecture

Page: 215

View: 6644

The book examines the inherent attributes of spacemaking elements like roofs, walls, doors, windows, columns, stairs and floors and analyses their implicit influences in the design of space.

Digital Proxemics

How Technology Shapes the Ways We Move

Author: John A. McArthur

Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften

ISBN: 9781433131875

Category: Location-based services

Page: 210

View: 729

The study of proxemics - the human use of space - is reimagined for the digital age in this book, a compelling examination of the future of the ways we move. Whereas much writing on the subject focuses on what digital technology might do for us, this book explores what the same technology might do to us. Combining dynamic stories, cutting-edge research, and deep reflection on the role of space in our lives, Digital Proxemics examines the ways that our uses of physical and digital spaces and our uses of technology are converging. It investigates the role of digital communication in proxemics, offering explorations of the ways digital technology shapes our personal bodily movement, our interpersonal negotiation of social space, and our navigation of public spaces and places. Through the lens of information and user-experience design, it adds forbidden spaces, ubicomp, augmented reality, digital surveillance, and virtual reality to the growing lexicon surrounding proxemics. The result is a spatial turn in the study of digital technology and a digital turn in the study of proxemics. As our culture changes, our ability to make choices about how to move will be called into question, as will our expectations for what roles technology will play in our lives. As we navigate this intersection, Digital Proxemics is at once a valuable lens through which we can view our shifting culture, a cautionary tale through which we might envision problematic outcomes, and an optimistic projection of possibility for the future of human communication and technology interaction.

The Hidden Connections

A Science for Sustainable Living

Author: Fritjof Capra

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0385494726

Category: Science

Page: 300

View: 8444

The author of The Tao of Physics applies the principles of complexity theory to an analysis of the vast expanse of all human relationships to examine the social impact of emerging scientific principles, discussing such important matters as the management of human organizations, the challenges and dangers of economic globalization, and the nature and problems of biotechnology. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.