ArchNet-IJAR : International Journal of Architectural Research
Learning about human behavior, cultural diversity, and user perspectives are all part of the NAAB-required curriculum for educating architects. Beyond that, these skills help architects compete in a global and diverse world. Semantic ethnography offers a method for understanding the user perspective in cultural settings. We present a research and design project centered on semantic ethnography as a way to teach architecture students about how to design for user groups. A survey administered to two years of students indicates that this project is indeed helpful for teaching students about how to find and listen to the user perspective.
Lindsay, Georgia; Cranz, Galen; Morhayim, Lusi; and Sagan, Hans, "Teaching Semantic Ethnography to Architecture Students" (2017). Program in Environmental Design Faculty Contributions. 3.