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Urban Design vs. Interior Design

In my research, I am essentially trying to prove that Interiors CAN be INFORMED by Urban Design principles and thought processes… Lucky for me, I found this snazzy little article by Joan Blumenfeld on this very topic! Thank you Joan!

Here is the article!

What I got out of it was a littleĀ venn diagram I created. And I’ll probably use that in my Thesis Prep presentation! šŸ™‚ May change some, but we will see where it goes.

(Aww… my opacities don’t show up in the PDF Reader. At least you can get the point!)

Some New Readings

I’ve been doing some research on the main lineage topics I’ll be using for this portion of Thesis Prep… And I have decided on meshing the relationship between:

Community Types, Housing Trends (Square Footages),

Average Commute Times,

and majorĀ Game Changers in technology that would have greatly effected these topics (such as computers, cell phones, etc).

So far, I’ve found a great info graphic on the history of cell phones!

And I found a really nice article about How American Homes Vary by the Year they were Built byĀ Mousumi Sarkar!

I believe showing the major changes in square footages of homes in relationship to the changes in available technology to the average person will be interesting. The commute times are more relevant to my design, but will most assuredly show a staggering statistic to how much time we spend in the car on a daily basis.