Seminar 2: Annotated Bibliography

“Chapter 7 Observing Physical Traces.” Inquiry by Design: Tools for Environment-Behavior Research, by John Zeisel, Cambridge University Press, 1995, pp. 89–110,

-In chapter 7 Observing Physical Traces, talks about the different strategies to observe the traces surrounding you and how it can impact your research. This source was helpful because you can apply the methodology given as the examples and apply them during your investigation in a professional way. 

“Chapter 8 Observing Environmental Behavior.”Inquiry by Design: Tools for Environment-Behavior Research, by John Zeisel, Cambridge University Press, 1995, pp. 111–136,

This article is important to our research because we learn about the different actions we take when investigating and area. It teaches us how to observe effects and the different strategies in searching for clues on the streets and spaces. Chapter 8 focuses on the observer’s behavior. It is important to know what type of observer you are while watching your surroundings. It also talks about the different ways to capture the evidence and how it impacts on research cases.

Booth, Wayne, Gregory Colomb And Joseph Williams. “From Topics to Questions.” In The Craft of Research, 35-50. 3rd ed. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2008.

In this text, The Craft of Research mainly talked about the importance of the 

Elliott, Denielle, and Dara Culhane. A Different Kind of Ethnography: Imaginative Practices and Creative Methodologies. North York, Ontario: University of Toronto Press, 2016.
 This reading analyzed the systematic way of the academic methods. It talked about the importance of creative ethnography process and they differ. Not only that but also the relationship the researcher should have with the members/partners. 

My Brooklyn. Directed by Kelly Anderson. New York City, New York: New Day Films, 2013.

The film had a lot of information about how Brooklyn changed as newcomers moved in and the gentrification in the area have changed the people living there. This was a helpful source because as we are focusing on our neighborhood, we are reminded of what to look for within our neighborhood (referring back to the film). 

Zukin, Sharon. “Union Square and the Paradox of Public Space.” In Naked City: The Death and Life of Authentic Urban Places, 125-158. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008.

This text addresses the gentrified cities and educated urbanites have come to award as they regard to the authentic urban life. This text is significant because it provides information about the change in a city and how gentrification and ethnic diversities shape an area.

Spradley, James. “Asking Descriptive Questions” In The Ethnographic Interview, 44-60. Fort Worth, Texas: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1979


Rawlence, Ben. “Author Profiles The ‘Traumatized People’ Living In The World’s Largest Refugee Camp.” NPR. January 04, 2016. Accessed February 01, 2018.


McClelland, Mac. “How to Build a Perfect Refugee Camp.” The New York Times. February 13, 2014. Accessed February 02, 2018.



Kimmelman, Michael. “In Protest, the Power of Place.” The New York Times. October 15, 2011. Accessed February 01, 2018. 



Vigeland, Tess. “When A Budget Motel Is ‘Home,’ There’s Little Room For Childhood.” NPR. August 16, 2015. Accessed February 01, 2018. Link:


Claxton, Dana. Vimeo. February 06, 2005. Accessed February 1, 2018.



Urbach, Henry . “Exhibition as Atmosphere.” Log, no. 20 (Aug. & sept. 2010). Accessed February 1, 2018.



Csikszentmihalyi, Mihaly. “Design and Order in Everyday Life.” In the Idea of Design: A Design Issue Reader, ed. Victor Margolin and Richard Buchanan, 118-126. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1995.

Hall, Peter. “The Art of Mapping.” Presentation at TEDxAustin, Austin, Texas, February 18, 2011.


Rios, Michael. Whose Public Space: International Case Studies in Urban Design and Development, Edited by Madanipour Ali. Oxford: Routledge, 2010.


Hunt, Jamer.  “Just Re-Do It: Tactical Formlessness and Everyday Consumption.” In Strangely Familar: Design and Everday Life, edited by Andrew Blauvelt, 56-71. Minneapolis: Walker Art Center, 2003.


Jacobs, Jane.  “The Uses of Sidewalks: Contact.” In The Death and Life of Great American Cities, 54-73. New York: Random House, 1961.


Hall, Peter. “Bubbles, Lines and String: How Visualisation Shapes Society.” In The Graphic Design Reader. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2011.

In this text, we learn about the different ways of analyzing data, for example, the different categories such as journalistic practice, scientific practice, artistic practice and many more. It tells us the importance of collecting qualitative data and how each method can support our research. Each step of the process involves decisions about what to omit and what to prioritize.  


Week 7:  -Bring your own reading-

Historic Districts Council. 

A Guide to Historic New York City Neighborhoods. SIX To Celebrate. 2017.

I chose this brochure type of article because it gave me a better understanding of some of the buildings in Yorkville and how it influenced the history of the area. In this source, there is information on historic buildings from different areas in Manhattan. The information I took from it was about the history of Yorkville, the thriving community for immigrants and the national heritage.


McPhee, John. “Frame of Reference.” The Writing Life. The New Yorker, March 9, 2015,


Aravena, Alejandro. “My architectural philosophy? Bring the community into the process.” Presentation at TEDGlobal, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,
October, 2014.

Bargmann, Julie. “Just Ground: A Social Infrastructure for Urban Landscape Regeneration.” In Resilience in Ecology and Urban Design, 347-353. Charlottesville, Virginia: University of Virginia Department of Landscape Architecture, January 12, 2013.


Kao, Hsu-Jen and Chia-Ning Yang. “The Creek That Connects It All: Participatory Planning in a Taiwanese Mountain Village.” In Expanding Architecture: Design as Activism, 58-62. New York: Metropolis Books, October 1, 2008.

Dourish, Paul. Responsibilities and Implications: Further Thoughts on Ethnography and Design. Irvine, California: University of California, Irvine, 2007.


Week 11:
Bring Your Own Reading –

Dunlap, David W. “In the Heart of Yorkville, Life Has Changed for German Catholics.” The New York Times. April 19, 2008. Accessed April 15, 2018.

I chose this article from the New York Times because it supported my research on the cultural diversity in the

Rock, Michale. “Can Design Be Socially Responsible?” In Looking Closer: Critical Writings on Graphic Design, 191-193. New York: Allworth Press, 1994.

Danziger, Elizabeth. “Re-Vision Means Seeing Again” in Get to the Point: Painless Advice for Writing Memos, Letters and E-mails Your Colleagues and Clients Will Understand, 163-183. New York: Three Rivers Press, 2001

-Chapter 8 focuses on the observer’s behavior. It is important to know what type of observer you are while watching your surroundings. This chapter also talks about the different ways to capture the evidence and how it impacts on research cases.

“How to Build a Perfect Refugee Camp.” The New York Times, February 13, 2014.



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