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Predesign Planning Part VI: Diagnostic Observation

Predesign Planning Part VI: Diagnostic Observation

Learn the techniques and tools required to conduct successful diagnostic observations of people, places, objects, and their interactions. Several types of observation and observation formats, including photographic documentation, will be covered in this course.

Predesign Planning Part V: Diagnostic Interviews

Learn the techniques and tools required to conduct successful diagnostic interviews during predesign planning, including how to properly plan and conduct both in-person and online interviews to help you understand client and user values, goals, and ideas.

Predesign Planning Part IV: Publications and Records

Explore methods for gathering different kinds of information—including print and digital-based—needed for pre-commission, for predesign planning, and for design.

Predesign Planning Part III: Project Planning

Discover how each phase of predesign planning relates to other project planning phases—including project feasibility, site suitability, and master planning—and can lead to cost savings during construction.

Predesign Planning Part II: Values and Architecture

Explore how three enduring values—first expressed by the Roman architect Vitruvius—continue to impact modern architecture. $25 (free for NCARB Certificate holders).