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Making sense of the city : representing the multi-modality of urban space

Lucas, Raymond and Mair, G.M. and Romice, Ombretta (2010) Making sense of the city : representing the multi-modality of urban space. In: Designing for the 21st Century. Designing for the 21st Century, 2 . Gower, Surrey, pp. 190-208. ISBN 978-1-4094-0240-4

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    This project emerged from a previous multidisciplinary Designing for the 21st Century project - Design Imaging. The original project explored ways in which the full range of our senses would be exploited to assist with the design process. Discussions on multisensory and multimodal design led to a number of avenues being identified for further research. One in particular, that of representing urban space in multisensory manner was the subject of a successful second-round grant application from the Departments of Architecture and Design, Manufacture, and Engineering Management at the University of Strathclyde. The urban environment is experienced through each of our senses. Despite this, urban design practices and urban representation have focused their attention on the visual. This project posits the thesis that a fuller urban environment can be designed by attending multiple sensory modalities, by giving equal weight to the aural, the tactile, the olfactory, the gustatory, the haptic, the kinetic and the thermal.

    Item type: Book Section
    ID code: 28332
    Keywords: business and society, future design talent, urban space , Environmental Sciences, Engineering design, Architecture, Building and Construction
    Subjects: Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > Environmental Sciences
    Technology > Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > Engineering design
    Fine Arts > Architecture
    Department: Faculty of Engineering > Design, Manufacture and Engineering Management
    Faculty of Engineering > Architecture
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    Depositing user: Mr Gordon M Mair
    Date Deposited: 06 May 2011 14:13
    Last modified: 02 Jun 2014 16:40

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