User orientation

Kees Doevendans, R. Ozaki

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    This chapter discusses the evolution of the user-oriented approaches in the design process in the built environment. Along with the 4 research dimensions of the research program in the USO-Built Graduate School (functional, intentional, structural, and instrumental), the present chapter looks at 3 stages of the user approaches in the architectural, building and urban disciplines: (1) a standardised or functional, approach; (2) a phenomenological, or intentional, approach; and (3) postmodern, or structural and instrumental, approach. The chapter concludes that the active relationship between the 4 dimensions is essential in the research and design of the future built environment. What is required now is to consider social practices.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationPositioning of USO-Built joint graduate research school
    EditorsJohanna E.M.H. van Bronswijk, Cornelis H. Doevendans, Jozeph J.A.M. Smeets, Johan Verbeke
    Place of PublicationEindhoven
    PublisherTechnische Universiteit Eindhoven
    Publication statusPublished - 2003
    EventPositioning of USO-Built Joint Graduate Research School : expert meeting - Brussels, Belgium
    Duration: 1 Jan 2003 → …

    Publication series

    NameUSO-Built Report Series
    ISSN (Print)1571-3121


    ConferencePositioning of USO-Built Joint Graduate Research School : expert meeting
    Period1/01/03 → …
    OtherPositioning of USO-Built Joint Graduate Research School


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