Looking at Place Recording Methods through Web Reports
Since understanding a site is essential for creating appropriate environmental design, knowing the biases of site-recording tools is important. To grasp how recording tools shape what is seen and recorded, we sent students out to their design project locations with sketching tools and cameras. The resulting Web pages were analyzed to find correspondences between tools and captured information. From the analysis and on-site observation, we identify critical aspects of the site recording process, explain what information can be inferred from field reports and show correlations between field tools and the report contents.