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DSGN 204 - Interior Environments - Siegel Spring 2019: Course Guide

In this Guide

This guide will jump start access to your course resources and research tools. 

Each Tab outlines resources and best practices to assist your research practice. 

Architecture Research

Art and Design Research

Visual Resources

Research & Writing

Research Objectives outlines the tutorial and Updates includes additional res.ources


Research Objectives

1. Identify and Access Resources for Evidenced Based Design. 

2. Research Strategy and Access for Precedent Analysis

3. Focus on the topic: Body Proportion. Understand currency when locating sources on Joey and Josephine.

4. Focus on the topic: Best Bets for demographic research and visualization for when comparing cities, and concerning different populations.


Search the Catalog or WorldCat to get started. 

1) General information gathering on Cohousing in US and globally. 

Academic Search Complete Opposing Viewpoints,  and

GreenFile and

GreenR. - (check out the filters) 

Where are these communities forming and the history behind them?

Now, build upon this new understanding of co-housing and identify,
Demographics, value to people who are choosing this type of living, costs, etc. etc.
Let's explore Statista and

Standards for Residential Living

          What types of activities might occur in cohousing and the square footage of spaces?

2) Where and how them might research plans of co-housing environments so they could do analysis of the buildings?

Architecture Databases 

"Avery" for Journal Articles and

Architectural Publications Index for deeper indexing of our print books.



Organizing Your Research

Start this process right away, think of it as a habit as frequent as saving a document.

You can be as simple as a Google Doc, dive into a Citation Management Tool like Zotero. 

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