Design Games: Playing for Keeps with Personal and Environmental Design Decisions

Design Games: Playing for Keeps with Personal and Environmental Design Decisions

by Henry Sanoff


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Environmental design games provide a way to engage people in discussions designed to help them to discover their personal differences while the discussion focuses on a particular set of concepts. The games contain the theoretical concepts whereby participants are involved in an exploratory and discovery process. All the games in this book contain three basic ingredients: rules of the game, pictures or symbols depicting concepts and recording methods. readers can substitute pictures and modify the rules. Design games are most effective when played in small groups of no more than five people, however there can be many simultaneous groups playing at the same time. The materials in this book represents a guide for what the reader might do.

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ISBN-13: 9781536873597
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/05/2016
Pages: 120
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.25(d)

About the Author

Henry Sanoff, AIA, Professor Emeritus, College of Design, North Carolina State University is widely published and known for his many books-including, Democratic Design, School Building Assessment Methods, Schools Designed with Community Participation, Programming and Participation in Architectural Design; Community Participation in Design and Planning, Design Games, Creating Environments for Young Children, School Design, Integrating Programming Evaluation and Participation in Design, and Visual Research Methods in Design. He is the former USA editor of the Journal of Design Studies, and recognized as the principal founder of the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA). His research has concentrated in the areas of school facilities, children's environments, community arts, community revitalization, and aging populations. Professor Sanoff has been a visiting lecturer at more than 85 institutions in the USA and abroad and a visiting scholar at The University of London, Oxford Polytechnic, Royal College of Art, Monterrey Technical Institute, Tokyo University, Western Australia Institute of Technology, University of Sydney, University of Melbourne, University of Wellington, Royal Danish Academy of Art, University of Thessaloniki, University of Hamburg, Seoul National University, Yonsei University, Misr University (Egypt), and the Polish Institute of Architects. He received the NCSU, Holladay Medal of Excellence, Phi Kappa Phi Faculty Achievement Award, ACSA Architecture Distinguished Professor, ACSA Community Design Award, Fulbright Senior Specialists Award and the EDRA Honor and Service Awards. Sanoff also won a Design award and a Post Occupancy Evaluation award for the Davidson School and the Millis Elementary School from the School Construction News/Design Share Awards program.

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