Predesign Planning Part VI: Diagnostic Observation

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One of a series of ten mini-monographs about the reasons to conduct and methods to accomplish effective predesign planning in architecture, this is the third of five mini-monographs focusing on methods used in predesign planning. This mini-monograph covers the techniques and tools required to conduct successful diagnostic observations of people, places, objects, and their interaction. The differences with diagnostic interviewing are covered and the need to develop understanding, not just description, is emphasized. Several types of observation and observation formats, including photographic documentation, are included. Exercises and references allow the reader to develop knowledge and skills in diagnostic observation. Each mini-monograph of this ten-part series can be taken as an individual course.

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