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I DUS2152SKATESCAD@GMAI L. COM CHRI SBEFELD -CAMI LLESAKODACHANG-ANDYVANDERHEUVEL-PI ERCEN LAWRENCE


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Acknowl edgement

Thr oughCont ext ualResear chMet hodsi nst r uct edby

Pr of f esorR.Cambel l ,anoppor t uni t yhasar r i senf orf ourI n-

dust r i aldesi gnst udent sher eatTheSavannahCol l egeofAr t andDesi gn,ofwhi chwehaveexpl or edi ndept hi nat t empt s

t of ul l yr ecogni zet hepot ent i aloft hedesi gnoppor t uni t yat hand.Thi sexpl or at i oni sonl ypossi bl ebyt heopenmi nded-

nessandt eam wor kofoursmal ldesi gngr oup,andt hei nt i l -

l ectandgui danceofourover seerandpr of f esor ,Mr .Cambel l


Tabl eofCont ext Abst r act I nt r oduct i onandResear chCont ext Dat aCol l ect i onMet hods Pr el i mi nar yFi ndi ngs Dat aAnal ysi s Concl usi onsandI mpl i cat i onsf orDesi gn Ref er ences Appendi x Bi o


Abst r act : Pur poseToat t emptbyvar i ousmeansofet hnogr aphi cr esear cht ounder st andskat eboar ds,skat eboar di ngand skat eboar di ngcul t ur e,sot or ecogni zepot ent i albenef i t sandval uet hatcanbegi vent ot hecommuni t y f r om desi gnoppor t uni t i esf oundwi t hi nt hecont extofskat eboar di ngatSCAD andar ounddownt ownSavannah,GA.USA

Met hodol ogy-

Bywayofenvi r onment al ,si t uat i onalandi nt er per sonalobser vat i on,ourgr oupaspi r est ogai nacl earunder st andi ngofourgoal .Met hodsusedi ncl udeobser vat i onalr esear ch,dat adocument at i onbymeansofpi ct ur es,vi deoandsoundr ecor di ngs,andmosti mpor t ant l yi nt er vi ewsconduct edwi t hbot hSCAD st udent sand member soft heSCAD/Savannahcommuni t y.

Fi ndi ngs-

Thr oughoutourr esear ch,ourf ocusdevel opedandevol vedt hr oughoutst agesduet odesi gnoppor t uni t i esr ecogni zedt hr oughoutr esear ch.Byt heend,wehadconcl udedt hatourf i ndi ngspoi nt edt owar dst he pot ent i aloppor t uni t yf orSCAD andi t saf f i l i at est out i l i zeskat eboar dcul t ur ebymeansofcol l abor at i ve cl asseswi t hi nvar i ousmaj or sandt hepossi bi l i t yofaSCAD mai nt ai nedskat eboar di ngl ocat i on

Or i gi nal i t y/Val ue-

Skat eboar di ngi saver ymuchal i veandgr owi ngcul t ur ei nt heUni t edSt at es,bypoi nt i ngoutdesi gnoppor t uni t i eswi t hi nt heSCAD Skat eboar di ngdemogr aphi c,SCAD canut i l i zeanupandcomi ngsoci alact i vi t y t obenef i ti tandi t sst udent spr of f esi onal l y.


1 I NTRODUCTI ON AND RESEARCHCONTEXT


I NTRODUCTI ON AND BACKGROUND Resear chTopi c

Skat eboar di ngandSkat ecul t ur e

Resear chQuest i ons

St at ementofPur pose

Thei nt entofourr esear chi st ounder st and skat eboar dercul t ur ei nDownt ownSavannah, GA t of i ndcol l abor at i veoppor t uni t i eswi t ha f ocusonskat eboar di ng.

-WhoSkat eboar ds? -Whati sSkat ecul t ur e? -I sSCAD agoodvesself ort heampl i f i cat i onofskat ecul t ur e? -Whati st heval uef oral lpar t i ci pant s?


CONTEXT


2 DATA COLLECTI ON METHODS


DATA COLLECTI ON METHODS Et hnogr aphi cResear ch

Togai nanunder st andi ngofskat eboar di ng andskat eboar dcul t ur ei nandar oundSCAD andSavannah,GA,wet ookt ot hest r eet s obser vi ngt hespor t ,i t spar t i ci pat or s,i t sar t i f act s,andi t sef f ect sont hecommuni t y.At f i r sti twassi mpl yt aki ngpi ct ur esatt hecl osestl ocalskat epar k,Woody’ s.Thenwedevel opedar angeofpr of i l esofpot ent i ali nt er vi ew subj ect s( seeappendi x) .Thenwe movedont oi nt er vi ewi ngnotonl yskat eboar der st hemsel vesbutmember soft he l ocalcommuni t yt ohel pi dent i f ywher et he oppor t uni t yl ay,woul daskat epar ki ndownt ownSavannahhi nderi t squi etsmal lci t y f eel ?Orcoul di tbet hatani nj ect i onoff r esh adr enal i nei nt ot hecommuni t ycoul ddot he opposi t e,maki ngSCAD andSavannahmor e desi r abl ebypot ent i alst udent sandt our i st s? Wei nt er vi ewedni nedi f f er entsubj ect st of i nd out .Weaskedt hem ar angeofcl oseended quest i onsaboutt hei ropi ni onsonskat eboar di ng,gavet hem somef r eet hi nki ng car dst osor t ,andaskedsomeopenended quest i onsaboutwhatt heyt houghtabout pot ent i aloppor t uni t i eswi t ht hespor ther ei n Savannah.


DATA COLLECTI ON METHODS Facet oFaceI nt er vi ews

Wecol l ect edt onsofdat abymeansoff acet of acei nt er vi ews,t hi sgaveusagoodi nsi ghti nt ott hevar i edopi ni onsofdi f f er entst akehol der sher ei nSavannah.

I nt er vi ew Quest i ons: OpenEnded:

•Whatexper i enceshaveyouhadwi t hskat i ng/skat eboar der s? •I nyouropi ni onwoul daskat epar kbebenef i ci ali ndownt ownsavannah? •Woul dyouconsi derascul pt ur egar denanar eaofi nt er est ? •Doyouconsi deraskat epar korskat i ngaf or m ofar t ? •Doyouskat eboar d? •Whatdoesskat ecul t ur emeant oyou? •Whati s/wasyourcol l egemaj ororper sonali nt er est ? •How canyourmaj ororper sonali nt er estr el at et oskat eboar di ng/skat epar ks?

Cl osedEnded:

•myopi ni ononskat eboar di ngi s. . . •myopi ni ononpubl i car ti s. . . •whatdoyout hi nkaboutSCAD’ si nt er act i onwi t ht hecommuni t y? •whatpot ent i alval uedoesaskat epar khol d?


3 PRELI MI NARYFI NDI NGSFROM FEI LD RESEARCH


FI NDI NGSFROM OBSERVATI ONS Whenwef i r stst ar t edgat her i ngi nf or mat i on,wewer ehavi ngahar dt i met r acki ng downwher et heskat eboar di ngwasgoi ng oni nSavannah,t hi sl edust oWoody’ s skat epar k,asmal lmost l ywoodenr amp skat epar ki nsout her nSavannah.Her ewe gotal otofgoodpi ct ur esandvi deo,as wel lassomegoodconver sat i onwi t ht he l ocalskat er s.Thegener alopi ni onwast hat Savannahcoul dbenef i tgr eat l yf r om a bet t erout l ookonskat eboar di ng,aswel las asaf ehavenf orskat er st opr act i cet hei r t r ade,andonet hatwasntaccessabl eonl y bycar .Lat er ,t hr oughobser vat i onofvar i ousl ocat i onst hr oughoutSavannah,i twas easi l ydet er mi nabl et hatt heur banenvi r onmenti snotatal lsui t edf orskat eboar dcul t ur e,i nt ur nr el ayi ngskat eboar di ngas somet hi ngoutoft heor di nar y,anal i en t hi ngt odoher e.Thi smustbewhyskat eboar di ngi sal otoft i messeenas

somet hi ngnegat i vehappeni ngi nt hecommuni t y,becausei ti snotunder st oodby t hemaj or i t ypopul at i on.Fur t herobser vat i onwasf ocusedmor esoont heSCAD communi t y,andwef oundt hatSCAD not onl yhasmanyskat eboar der si ni t ’ sst udent popul at i on,butevenmor est udent st hat r espectandar eaf f ect edbyt hef ashi on andat t i t udeofskat ecul t ur e.Sowhydoes SCAD andi t scommuni t ynotembr ace skat ecul t ur e?I ti sdet er mi nabl ebymeans oft hesamecommuni t yar guementasSavannah,i fsomet hi ngi snotf ul l yunder st oodbyacommuni t y,i ti sver yunl i kel y t hatt heact i vi t ybepubl i cl yaccept abl e muchl essbepr omot edbyt hecommuni t i esaut hor i t i es.Sohow dowet ur nt hat ar ound?I st her eawayt out i l i zet hepot ent i alofskat ecul t ur eandi t ssubsi di ar i esand abol i shnegat i veconnot at i onduet omi scommuni cat i onandmi st r ansl at i on?


FI NDI NGSFROM I NTERVI EWS Thr oughi nt er vi ewswi t hmember soft he SavannahandSCAD communi t i es,wecoul d uncoversomegr eatwayst of ur t herexpl or eourt opi c.Thef ol l owi ngar eaf ew of ourni nei nt er vi ewsi nanal yzedf or mat :


4 DATA ANALYSI SAND SYNTHESI S


DATA ANALYSI S

Now t hatwehadcol l ect edar angeofobser vabl edat a,i twast i met osynt hesi zei ti nt oaf or m wher ewecanunder st and,anduset odevel opedesi gnoppor t uni t i es.West ar t edbybr eaki ngdownouri nt er vi ews( seepr evi ous gr aphi cs)andusi ngt hei nt er est i ngpoi nt s,andr est at edpoi nt st odevel opesomegr aphi caldat aaboutwhatour cont r olgr oupgener al l yt houghtaboutskat eboar di ngandi t sdi r ect i oni nourcont ext .


DI SCUSSI ON OFRESULTS Bymeansofbr eaki ngouri nf or mat i ondowni nt o char t s,wecanmor eeasi l ydi scoverwher et he publ i copi ni oni sonskat eboar di ngcul t ur e,i t scont exther ei nSavannah,andwhatdi r ect i onscoul d pot ent i al l ybet akent out i l i zesai dcul t ur ei naf un, const r uct i ve,pr of f esi onalway.Fr om ourr esear ch youcanseet hatskat eboar di ng,whi l ebei ngconsi der eddanger ous,hasal otofper ksi ni t spr act i ce f oracommuni t y.Publ i copi ni onhasi tt hatskat eboar di nghast hepot ent i alt obet t eracommuni t y bymeansofgi vi ngar ecr eat i onalact i vi t yf ori t ’ s yout h.Thi sact i vi t y,al t houghsomet i mesgi vena dest r uct i vecont ext ,i smuchmor esor espect edas anupandcomi ngspor t .Thi sbr i ngsust ot he opi ni ononapubl i cl ysanct i onedskat epar ki n downt ownSavannah.Thi si deai shi ghl ypr ai sedby al li nt er vi ewi es,andof f er soppor t uni t i esf orcol l abor at i onwi t hi nSCAD ar t i st sandcol l abor at i on wi t hi nt hel ocalcommuni t y.A par kwoul dal sobe consi der edal ear ni ngt oolf oryoungpeopl ewant -

i ngt opi ckupanew hobby,aswel lasgoodexposur ef orbr andst hati nt ur ncoul dbegoodpr of f esi onalexposur ef orSCAD andi t sst udent s.Thi r dl y t hemaj or i t yopi ni ononSCAD i t sel fwasf ound ver yhi gh,andf oundt obeext r emel yconst r uct i ve f ort hesur r oundi ngcommuni t y.Thi sbr i ngsust o t hecr ossr oadsbet weent het hr ee,i st her eaway t ouseSCAD asavesself ort hepr of essi onal i zat i onofskat eboar dcul t ur eandf ashi on?What aboutcol l abor at i veef f or t sbet weenSCAD and skat eboar dcompani esi nt hef ut ur e?I sSCAD mi ssi ngoutonanunt appedr esour cet hati st he pr of f esi onalskat ei ndust r y?Ourf i ndi ngsar est ar t i ngt ol ookt hi sway.


5 CONCLUSI ON


CONCLUSI ONS

Thr oughouret hnogr aphi cr esear ch,wehavedet er mi nedt hatbyut i l i zi ngskat eboar di ng andskat eboar dcul t ur ewecan:


REFERENCE/WORKSCI TED


APPENDI X


APPENDI X( 1)Ti mel i ne


APPENDI X( 2)I nt er vi ew Sheet1


APPENDI X( 3)I nt er vi ew Sheet2


APPENDI X( 4)Over vi ew Wor dCl oud


Bi ogr aphy: OurCont ext ualResear chgr oupi scompr i sedof : Cami l l eSakodaChang( I ndust r i alDesi gn) Chr i sBef el d( I ndust r i alDesi gn) AndyVandenheuvel( Ser vi ceDesi gn) Pi er cenLawr ence( I ndust r i alDesi gn)

Thankyou.

SKATE SCAD PROCESS BOOK  

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