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|Title: ||Designerly Ways of Not Knowing: What Designers Can Learn about Space from People Who are Blind|
|Authors: ||Heylighen, Ann|
|Issue Date: ||2014|
|Citation: ||Journal of Urban Design, 19 (3), p. 317-332|
|Abstract: ||This paper sets out to demonstrate that architects' and other designers' visual ways of knowing may come with a considerable risk. They risk favouring visual qualities over non-visual qualities, but also cognition over embodiment in how space is understood and conceived. Their designerly ways of knowing thus may as well be viewed as designerly ways of not knowing—of disregarding the bodily experience of the built environment. This disregard becomes especially clear when considering the spatial experience of persons who are blind, as they are able to appreciate sounds, smells or haptic qualities designers may not be attuned to. Although the paper focuses on design in architecture, it points out that the underlying rationale may be relevant for other design domains as well, including urban design.|
|Link to publication: ||http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13574809.2014.890042#.VH41o_nF81Y|
|Type: ||Journal Contribution|
|Validation: ||vabb, 2016|
|Appears in Collections: ||Research publications|
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