The Use of Shared Task Activities in Architectural Cross-Disciplinary Research: Working Methods Evolved over three Research Projects with Old People and Young Children

By Judith M. Torrington.

Published by The Social Sciences Collection

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The development of task based workshop methodology to support cross disciplinary architectural research with old people and children

Keywords: Architecture, Cross-disciplinary work, Methodology, Older people, Children

The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Volume 1, Issue 3, pp.183-190. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.775MB).

Judith M. Torrington

Judith Torrington specialises in design for older people. Her research focus is on understanding the impact architecture can make on well-being both positively and negatively. This research area tends to be cross disciplinary; currently Judith is a co-investigator in INDEPENDENT, a consortium project funded in the EPSRC EQUAL 4 programme, in partnership with the Universities of Liverpool and Bath, Dementia Voice, Northamptonshire County Council, and Huntley Healthcare researching into the use of assistive technologies to enhance the quality of life of people with dementia. She was Principal Investigator for The View of the Child, a Designing for the 21st Century research cluster funded by EPSRC/AHRB. The View of the Child was funded for a year to develop a 21st century research agenda around children and the designed visual environment. It hosted a multi-disciplinary international research cluster of experts in the fields of architecture, education, psychology, child development, IT and construction. Previous research included the EPSRC EQUAL funded project Design in Caring Environments a multi-disciplinary team from Sheffield School of Architecture, Sheffield Institute for Studies on Ageing and The Department of Human Sciences, Loughborough University investigating the relationship between building design and the quality of life of people with dementia.


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