Galen Cranz discusses “Ethnography for Designers” April 19

Galen Cranz

Galen Cranz will discuss her book, Ethnography for Designers (Routledge, 2016), on April 19th in the Environmental Design Library Atrium.

Cranz teaches social and cultural approaches to architecture and urban design. Emphasizing ethnography as a research method, she brings users’ and creators’ perspectives to our understanding of built environments. Ethnography for Designers teaches architects and designers how to listen actively to the knowledge people have about their own culture. This approach gives structure to values and qualities. By responding to underlying cognitive patterns, the architect can both respond to the user and interpret creatively.

This book is a practical guide for those teaching social factors and social research methods to designers and for those using these methods in practice.

Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Time: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Place: Environmental Design Library Atrium, 210 Wurster Hall

Free and open to the public.