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Teachers and Students Voice in a Participatory Design

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Keywords: Participatory design, School architecture, Modern educational space, Postoccupancy evaluation

This article analyzes the involvement of teachers and students into rearrangement or creation of school buildings. Participatory design is a long and complicated process, on the other hand involving the users of the building into designing provides a possibility to create educational spaces which would be adapted to their concrete needs. The article analyzes primary information collecting methods that help to identify the weakest and the strongest features of the current school buildings. This way, further productive discussions about how to modernize educational spaces are encouraged. The article also presents the project The Yard carried out in Lithuania, where creative workshops were organized for teachers, students and their parents. The background of this project is design suggestions made by five standard schools of the country in accordance with the results of researches and excursions that took time in creative workshops.

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