Student interview results

Back in October you may recall taking part in our on-site interviews. We use informal interviews coupled with a wealth of other creative consultation methods to understand the real, rather than perceived spatial preferences and needs of the people we are designing for and in this instance the Informal Interview process lies at the heart of our creative consultation project for the ‘If‘ project.

If you remember taking part you will also recall either, Scott and Sara who we sent to site to spend two days interviewing staff and students using an informal soft interview style. Over the course of the two days they were stationed at two locations.

  • The Humanities Building – Library Road entrance.
  • Milburn House – Main entrance.

In total Sara and Scott interviewed 87 of you! The data gathered was brought back to our studio where it was analysed and the following charts created to feed back the information to, you the users and the University management. We received some very detailed feedback and are working through this and other consultation information including the polls mounted here on the blog. All of this data will be captured in a report that we hope to submit to the University in December and we have our fingers crossed that this will help to engage peoples interest and build support for a new Humanities Building at UoW.

NB. The figure of 2% has been used as a threshold in the data. This is due to the number of multiple responses in individual questions and the natural low frequency of some of these results. All answers on or below this threshold are automatically included within the ‘Other’ category.


Researchers Diary

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Hello – I am currently a fourth year student in Scotland but have also been working as a designer/researcher with Nomad for just over a year now. I first met Nomad when I interviewed for an internship as part of my third Year University work and since then have been involved in a number of field projects for the team although this is the furthest I have travelled south. I was pleasantly surprised when we arrived on Sunday night, it was dark but I could still see that the campus is very beautiful and well kept.

Yesterday was our first day and we felt very welcomed by the fantastic response from students and staff. We managed to interview a total of 48 people yesterday and the information we were gathering was really interesting and detailed.  So far there has been unanimous support for the idea of a new Humanities building and many people we talked to were eager to know just how quickly it could happen!

We head back up to Scotland at the end of today so if you have not had a chance to come and have chat with Scott or I please do.  This afternoon Scott will be in Milburn House and I will be Humanities Building Entrance.  There might even be some chocolates left but at this rate we cant promise anything!