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ERIC Number: ED059090
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 185
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With Man in Mind: An Interdisciplinary Prospectus for Environmental Design.
Perin, Constance
A new organizing principle of environmental design centering around people and their priorities is constructed in this book. Several analyses of differing approaches to behavioral and social research which have a bearing upon man's environment are offered. It is suggested that we apply interdisciplinary research, already in the state of the art, to design problems and that the designer take a new look at people needs. The intent is to overcome the conceptual gap between what we do to make and change the environment and what people require from it. To this end, collaboration toward a theory of human nature for environmental design joining the designer and the public will be required. By amplifying the designer's awareness of people's priorities and values, the designer is challenged to develop innovative physical responses going beyond those now in existence. This study is intended primarily for people concerned with how to deal with environmental problems related to design, urban and regional planning, housing, and public administration. (BL)
MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts ($7.50)
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