Design Intentions and Users Responses: Assessing Outdoor Spaces of Qatar University Campus.

Web Abstract: 
Explores the issue of design intentions versus users' reactions by conducting a post- occupancy evaluation study of Qatar University's outdoor spaces from the users' perspective, after it has been used and occupied for over 20 years. The assessment aimed at understanding the mutual interaction process between the built environment exemplified by the campus outdoor spaces, and the needs of the university community exemplified by students, faculty, and staff. The methodology incorporated walk-through evaluation, direct observation, behavioral mapping, and survey questionnaires. The investigation reveals a number of problems that may hinder the performance of different types of QU campus users.
Author: 
Salama, Ashraf
Journal: 
Open House International
Publication Date: 
02/28/2009
Page Numbers: 
82-93
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