The book presents different perspectives of analysis and new models of experience, reconfirming the importance assigned to the well-being and human-centered approach in the contemporary spatial design disciplinary debate. The focus on 'engaging spaces' is due to the increase of participatory experiences in the design strategies supporting designers who want to create tailor-made environments to feel people more conscious of the great value of social relations. The title of the book anticipates the aim to explore the transformation process in which we are living, both in private and public spaces, underlining the central role of design in defining new qualities of connections to live together in relation to the space around us. The volume is divided into two parts described below. The first, 'Social design for engaging spaces,' explores private and public space case studies introducing new hybrid dimensions through the social engagement in 'living communities' and reports participatory design approaches in the transformation processes of shared common spaces, such as schools, intended as incubators of social practices. The second, “Experience design for engaging spaces,” describes more in-depth the experience of human beings in relation to physical and emotional aspects of space, focusing on the quality of the built environment that deeply affects people’s well-being, social interaction, and cohesion, and in-vestigating ephemeral practices and projects to experience design through a conscious sensorial approach. The pandemic and the return to a 'post-pandemic new normal' have led us to further reflect on the spatial processes of transformation and hybridization and their shared use in both the private and public spheres, exploring the importance of participatory and engaging strategies in the different phases of the design process with the aim to increase social awareness. Being back to the physical perception of spaces has confirmed the importance of evaluating the project’s sensorial aspects with a new awareness. This novel attitude leads to rediscovering the values of measurable space in the constant confrontation with the virtual perspective that triumphed during the pandemic, introducing the 'time' factor in the design discipline even with a broader complexity than before.

Engaging Spaces. How to increase social awareness and human wellbeing through experience design

B. Camocini;A. Dominoni
2022-01-01

Abstract

The book presents different perspectives of analysis and new models of experience, reconfirming the importance assigned to the well-being and human-centered approach in the contemporary spatial design disciplinary debate. The focus on 'engaging spaces' is due to the increase of participatory experiences in the design strategies supporting designers who want to create tailor-made environments to feel people more conscious of the great value of social relations. The title of the book anticipates the aim to explore the transformation process in which we are living, both in private and public spaces, underlining the central role of design in defining new qualities of connections to live together in relation to the space around us. The volume is divided into two parts described below. The first, 'Social design for engaging spaces,' explores private and public space case studies introducing new hybrid dimensions through the social engagement in 'living communities' and reports participatory design approaches in the transformation processes of shared common spaces, such as schools, intended as incubators of social practices. The second, “Experience design for engaging spaces,” describes more in-depth the experience of human beings in relation to physical and emotional aspects of space, focusing on the quality of the built environment that deeply affects people’s well-being, social interaction, and cohesion, and in-vestigating ephemeral practices and projects to experience design through a conscious sensorial approach. The pandemic and the return to a 'post-pandemic new normal' have led us to further reflect on the spatial processes of transformation and hybridization and their shared use in both the private and public spheres, exploring the importance of participatory and engaging strategies in the different phases of the design process with the aim to increase social awareness. Being back to the physical perception of spaces has confirmed the importance of evaluating the project’s sensorial aspects with a new awareness. This novel attitude leads to rediscovering the values of measurable space in the constant confrontation with the virtual perspective that triumphed during the pandemic, introducing the 'time' factor in the design discipline even with a broader complexity than before.
Franco Angeli
9788835141747
co-living, co-design, spatial design experience, user centred design (UCD), urban design, engaging spaces
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