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  • Corem, Yaniv (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    As more companies encourage users to participate in the design of personalized products through online configuration tools, a new kind of user-centered business model emerges. One of the outcomes of this transformation, ...
  • Ciraulo, Christopher Samuel (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    The global electronic music scene has remained underground for its entire lifespan, momentarily materializing during an event, a place defined by the music performed and the people who desire the experience. As festivals ...
  • Graham, James D., M. Arch. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    The establishment of the United Nations' "permanent headquarters" in New York City was hailed as an epochal triumph: the era of post-war internationality- in terms of global politics and architectural modernism--was to be ...
  • Mukherjee, Snehanshu (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1988)
    This research was undertaken, to understand the phenomenon of "unauthorised colonies" in relation to the city of Delhi, to which they belong. "Unauthorised Colonies" is the label given by the Delhi Development Authority ...
  • Özkâr, Mine, 1976- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    (cont.) interest in variance and uncertainty. Reasoning plays into creativity in much more flexible ways than those usually attributed in technology. This dissertation argues to encourage creativity in the formative years ...
  • Miranowski, David (David Kelly) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    Brooklyn's urban fabric is a redundant array of perimeter residential blocks, built out over the last 200 years as a layered accretion. Within each block is a core that is spatially unified yet distinct from the public ...
  • Bagai, Radhika (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1994)
    "Because it is beautiful, there must be a formal order." - Leonardo Da Vinci. The thesis is an investigation into the idea that nothing built evolves naturally, that there is an explicit or implicit structure and an order ...
  • Hille, R. Thomas (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1982)
    This study is an exploration of the relationship between understanding and transforming an architectural context. The question asked is; What formal lessons can be learned from an existing context? The discussion is limited ...
  • Cheung, Kenneth Chun-Wai (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    Understanding the relationship between workplace environment and behavior is an important concern for designers. We report on a pilot study where ubiquitous computing was used to examine workplace activity quality in a ...
  • Sawhney, Nomita (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    This thesis poses a question for the future of financial districts. Attempting to understand the future evolution of financial districts. It begins by tracing the history of financial speculation and its expressions in ...
  • Reifenstein, Edward C. (Edward Conrad) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1992)
    This thesis outlines a process of observation and transformation using formalized concepts about space, territory, and position as well as transfonnational rules implicit in these concepts. A set of references is analyzed ...
  • Casault, André (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1988)
    The courtyard houses in Beijing, named siheyuan, have undergone many changes during the last three decades. The siheyuan is a type of house that had slowly developed over more than two thousand years. At the beginning of ...
  • Burke, Lisa Ludlow (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1995)
  • Wheeler, Daniel F. (Daniel Fairchild) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    In recent decades, boutique hotels have witnessed a dramatic increase in popularity in the United States. The purpose of this paper is to provide the reader with an understanding of boutique hotel value and conditions that ...
  • Williamson, Emily Anne (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    The spatial processes of marginalization and ghettoization have been described, labeled, and theorized extensively in the United States and Europe, yet there has been little research dedicated to these processes in the ...
  • Benjamin, Solomon J., 1960- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1985)
    This thesis attempts to describe dwelling transformations in the case of Bhogal, New Delhi. It is hoped to clarify the links between socio-economic forces and their resultant impact on physical form, through its transformation. ...
  • Freeman, John Ripley (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1980)
    As an architect works, his or her design grows and shifts, contracts and metamorphoses through many different shapes and configurations. Each shape and length of span imposes an order on the structure of a building; The ...
  • Russo, Stephan J. (Stephan Joseph), 1969- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1998)
  • Johnson, Caryn L. (Caryn Lindani) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1992)
    Huizinga's analysis of play, described in his text Homo Ludens, is compared to the creative process in art-making and to the creative response of the viewer. The play process is examined through questionnaire responses and ...
  • Watkins, Elizabeth Anne (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    Humanity's desire to record events happening in time has spawned a lineage of moving-image transcription systems, from early cinematographs to contemporary digital camcorder equipment. These technologies have arisen, ...
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