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Proceedings 2017, 1(9), 968; doi:10.3390/proceedings1090968

First International and Interdisciplinary Conference on the Relationship between Image and Imagination in Representation, Communication, Education and Pshycology

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Laboratorio di Simulazione Urbana fausto Curti, Dipartimento di Architettura e Studi Urbani, Politecnico di Milano, 20133 Milano, Italy
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Dipartimento di Beni Culturali e Ambientali, Università degli Studi di Milano, 20122 Milan, Italy
Presented at the International and Interdisciplinary Conference IMMAGINI? Image and Imagination between Representation, Communication, Education and Psychology, Brixen, Italy, 27–28 November 2017.
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Published: 20 November 2017
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Abstract

The contribution presents an interdisciplinary approach to education developed by the authors, who belong to the field of study of urban design and environmental psychology. The presented study is part of a wider research aiming at developing a methodology for assessing, before construction, the impact on people’s well-being generated by urban design projects. The method is based on the combined use of immersive visualization and psychological survey, administered to inhabitants along the design process, for testing—and potentially re-tuning—the architectural solutions. In particular, the paper presents a case study application with a university class of architects and planners of the last year of the Master of Science. The paper outlines the general contents of the ongoing experimental research, it provides a brief theoretical framework, it describes the tools used and developed ad hoc, and it finally illustrates the case study application.
Keywords: experiential simulation; environmental psychology; urban design experiential simulation; environmental psychology; urban design
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Piga, B.E.A.; Boffi, M.; Rainisio, N. First International and Interdisciplinary Conference on the Relationship between Image and Imagination in Representation, Communication, Education and Pshycology. Proceedings 2017, 1, 968.

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