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Colloquium - Banasiak

DLC 170

Facilitating Edge Effects between Cognitive Science and Environmental Design
University of Colorado at Denver
Meredith Banasiak photo

In ecology studies, the term "edge effect" describes the interface of two adjacent ecosystems which produces a greater degree of biodiversity than each system individually. Adopting this principle to discuss the phenomenon which occurs at the edges or thresholds of disciplinary and professional boundaries, it can be demonstrated that exploiting edge effects facilitate creativity and discovery by bringing together novel combinations of resources and information.

As a means to describe the unfolding of my research interest in cognitive science and environmental design, this presentation will examine three project-based "edge effects": Designer | User, Environmental Design | Cognitive Science, and Research | Practice.

Sponsored by the Center for Lifelong Learning & Design.

The Department holds colloquia throughout the Fall and Spring semesters. These colloquia, open to the public, are typically held on Thursday afternoons, but sometimes occur at other times as well. If you would like to receive email notification of upcoming colloquia, subscribe to our Colloquia Mailing List. If you would like to schedule a colloquium, see Colloquium Scheduling.

Sign language interpreters are available upon request. Please contact Stephanie Morris at least five days prior to the colloquium.

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