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La perception des objets quotidiens dans l'espace urbain

Abstract : What is hidden behind a glance ? Which neuronal networks and what visual systems are at work ? The thesis begins with physiological research on visual process as well as some developments on memory, learning and consciousness, be it implicit or explicit. Special attention is given to the link between body movements and perception. With the help of Phenomenology, the second part is dedicated to the study of the self - the thinking, feeling and appreciating self. This leads to the concept of the Aesthetics of everyday products. The third chapter analyses the object, the way it is seen by a moving body and how it can structure both one's glance and one's personality. A quick history of industrial design and various theories on perception guides to questions about environment, urban design and situated perception. All along, examples of street furniture that can be seen in Paris are described. All these concepts are then put in parallel with the comments freely expressed by 14 pedestrians who strolled a specific district of Paris. Three of them were wearing an eye-tracker machine. Their comments and gaze were observed then analysed with the help of a quadruple grid. The conclusion of the thesis is a proposal of a model for enriching the brief and the project development stages of design projects. These results are aimed at industrial designers whom we hope have a real commitment to responsible design.
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Agnès Levitte. La perception des objets quotidiens dans l'espace urbain. Linguistique. Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), 2010. Français. ⟨tel-00634655⟩

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