Landscape Architecture as Storytelling: learning design through analogy introduces a comfortable approach to landscape architectural design free of design jargon and derived from existing knowledge of how we tell stories. Readers build on their tacit understanding of language as applied to design problem solving.
Readers see how they daily read the environments in which they live, work, play, raise families, and grow old. At that point the storytelling design process relies on the designer-as-author, landscape-as-text, and participant, user-as-reader. That process involves writing a first- or second-person narrative, interpreting the written narrative into a storyboard, and turning the storyboard into a final design to be read by those who participate in it.
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