Interior architecture as a storied life: Narrative-research and the built environment
Smith, Dianne J. (2001) Interior architecture as a storied life: Narrative-research and the built environment. IDEA Journal, 1(2).
Narration or story telling is proposed as a process which enables researchers in interior design/architecture to deal with the crux of environmental design—experience and relationships. This approach addresses the limitations of more superficial understandings of the built environment represented by discussions of form or appearance. Narration generally occurs as written or verbal accounts, but it may also involve graphical representations, stained glass, movement, dance, or music (Barthes1979). How narrative inquiry is of value in the study of interior architecture, and consequently for research into the built environment is discussed in this paper with specific attention to identifying how these concepts may be applicable for research focusing on environmental interpretation and the construction of meaning.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||interior design, architecture, narrative inquiry, design research methodology|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > ARCHITECTURE (120100)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > ARCHITECTURE (120100) > Interior Design (120106)
|Divisions:||Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2001 Dianne J. Smith|
|Deposited On:||24 May 2007|
|Last Modified:||09 Jun 2010 12:41|
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