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Issue 3.2

Qualitative Data and Design: Understanding the Experimental Qualities of Place

Data come in many forms. They can be numbers, images, stories, sounds, and feelings; they can be biological tissue samples, colors on a digital screen, or blips on a radar. Each form of data can offer unique and important insights to help us understand the world around us. For those interested in the social dimensions of architectural design, or what I call the human experience of place, useful data can be found in place-based social science and design-based research…

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