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Kahn, Michelle; Underwood, Peter G. – Education for Information, 2018
This paper presents aspects of a space planning project assigned to Library and Information Studies postgraduate students and reflects on six themes that cropped up repeatedly in their design of a 24/7 postgraduate library space, namely: lighting, space and colour; tools and technology; defined zones; re-bootable spaces; furnishings; and respite.…
Descriptors: Facility Planning, Academic Libraries, Interior Space, Graduate Students
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Vouchilas, Gus – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2017
Ron Mace (1941-1998) was a pioneer in bringing what is referred to as "universal design" (UD) to the forefront of our thinking about how we create our built environments and the multitude of objects that are designed and used within them. Living with polio, he was a student of architecture and a professor at North Carolina State…
Descriptors: Design Requirements, Change Agents, Recognition (Achievement), Interior Space
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Beamish, Julia O.; Hwang, Eunju; Parrott, Kathleen; Carneal, Margaret – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2017
Universal design is a concept in design that addresses the usability of products and spaces that meet the needs of the most people possible. Principles guide the design process for various spaces and products. The Center for Real Life Design at Virginia Tech renovated two kitchens that incorporated many universal design features. The Universal…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Case Studies, Usability, Interior Space
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O'Kelly, Mary; Scott-Webber, Lennie; Garrison, Julie; Meyer, Kristin – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2017
This study explores the relationship between architecture and interior space on student engagement at a newly constructed academic library. Using an action, mixed-methods approach with a convenience sample, researchers evaluated 744 photographs, 125 behavioral observations, and six group interviews. Analysis revealed four key attributes of…
Descriptors: Library Facilities, Interior Space, Architecture, Learner Engagement
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Khoo, Michael J.; Rozaklis, Lily; Hall, Catherine; Kusunoki, Diana – College & Research Libraries, 2016
This article describes a qualitative mixed-method study of students' perceptions of place and space in an academic library. The approach is informed by Scott Bennett's model of library design, which posits a shift from a "book-centered" to a technology supported "learning centered" paradigm of library space. Two surveys…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Research, Library Automation, Library Administration
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Ellis, R. A.; Goodyear, P. – Review of Education, 2016
Learning space research is a relatively new field of study that seeks to inform the design, evaluation and management of learning spaces. This paper reviews a dispersed and fragmented literature relevant to understanding connections between university learning spaces and student learning activities. From this review, the paper distils a number of…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Educational Research, Higher Education, Universities
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Magruder, Lewis – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2016
Learning how to transform an empty space into one alive with dramatic possibilities is one of the challenges facing students in several disciplines--for example, graphic design, filmmaking, gaming, architecture, interior design, visual arts, and designing and directing for the theatre. The author, a professor of directing for the theatre,…
Descriptors: Virtual Classrooms, Computer Simulation, Theater Arts, Theaters
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Chan, Joel; Nokes-Malach, Timothy J. – Journal of Problem Solving, 2016
People often use spatial metaphors (e.g., think "laterally," "outside the box") to describe exploration of the problem space during creative problem solving. In this paper, we probe the potential cognitive underpinnings of these spatial metaphors. Drawing on theories of situative cognition, semantic foraging theory, and…
Descriptors: Creativity, Physical Environment, Novelty (Stimulus Dimension), Creative Thinking
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Tillett, Wade – Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, 2016
The following is an exploration of the spatial configurations (and their implications) within a typical panel session at an academic conference. The presenter initially takes up different roles and hyperbolically describes some possible messages that the spatial arrangement sends. Eventually, the presenter engages the audience members in atypical…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Interior Space, Space Utilization, Psychological Patterns
Vincent, Jeffrey M. – Center for Cities & Schools, 2016
This study aims to inform the California Department of Education (CDE) in ensuring the standards contained in Title 5 appropriately promote the planning and design of healthy, safe and educationally suitable K-12 school facilities. The study gathers and analyzes K-12 facility standards in ten case study states across the country to understand…
Descriptors: Accountability, State Standards, Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools
Vincent, Jeffrey M. – Center for Cities & Schools, 2016
The purpose of this study was to inform the California Department of Education (CDE) in ensuring the standards contained in Title 5 appropriately promote the planning and design of healthy, safe and educationally suitable K-12 school facilities. The study gathers and analyzes K-12 facility standards in other states across the country to understand…
Descriptors: Accountability, State Standards, Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools
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Styrke, Britt-Marie – Research in Dance Education, 2015
This article deals with didactics, dance and teacher knowing in an upper secondary school context in Sweden. Dance is referred to as a western theatrical art form as well as to a subject mainly defined through its curriculum. A qualitative interview study with experienced dance teachers constitutes the base on which two overarching theoretical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dance Education, Teaching Methods, Secondary School Teachers
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Regalado, Mariana; Smale, Maura A. – College & Research Libraries, 2015
This article discusses commuter students' experiences with the academic library, drawn from a qualitative study at the City University of New York. Undergraduates at six community and baccalaureate colleges were interviewed to explore how they fit schoolwork into their days, and the challenges and opportunities they encountered. Students…
Descriptors: College Libraries, Commuting Students, Student Experience, Qualitative Research
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Jang, Miseon; Lee, Yeunsook – Educational Gerontology, 2015
This study aims to verify the effects of an education program on home renovation for fall prevention among older people, more specifically fall efficacy and home renovation intentions. A quasiexperimental study with nonequivalent control and comparative groups was conducted to demonstrate the effects of the education. A total of 51 older people…
Descriptors: Prevention, Injuries, Interviews, Surveys
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Weisberg, Steven M.; Badgio, Daniel; Chatterjee, Anjan – Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 2018
Knowing where north is provides a navigator with invaluable information for learning and recalling a space, particularly in places with limited navigational cues, like complex indoor environments. Although north is effectively used by orienteers, pilots, and military personnel, very little is known about whether nonexpert populations can or will…
Descriptors: Navigation, Equipment, Tactual Perception, Stimuli
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